Sunday, 11 November 2018

Get unlimited cash rewards with Google Duo and Google Pay

Get unlimited cash rewards with Google Duo and Google Pay
Google Duo is an application by google which can be used to make voice and video calls. Recently Google is running an offer under which it is giving cash rewards to google duo users which will be directly credited into users' bank account through Google Pay. Let's see how to avail this offer and get the most out of it.

  1. Any android phone (Xiaomi Phones with Android N or above would be perfect)
  2. Google Duo app.
  3. 2ndLine app.
  4. Google Pay app with bank account linked and UPI enabled.
1. Update your Google Duo app or install it if it is not installed in your phone.
2. Clear app cache and app data.
3. Now open this link and click "Redeem Rewards"
4. You will be redirected to Google Duo app. Allow the permissions and register Duo account using a phone number that was never used on Duo.
5. To get a phone number, install 2ndLine app (you may use TextNow app also) and open it and register for an account using any fake email address. Now login and select any US number of your choice and activate it for free. You would be able to receive SMS and calls made to this number within 2ndLine app.
6. Now after registration in Duo app, a popup would appear automatically which would ask to claim your reward. Follow the instructions in the popup and wait until a new window appears asking for your google account. Use the same gmail account you've used in Google Pay app to make sure that your reward gets credited in your Google Pay.
7. After a few seconds, another popup would appear which would show the message that your reward has been claimed succesfully.
8. Now open google pay and check the rewards section, you would see a scratch card rewarded by Google Duo, scratch it and you will win great amount for sure.
Get unlimited cash rewards with Google Duo and Google Pay
9. Now open duo and from settings, delete the duo account you created using the fake mobile number.
10. Now repeat step 2 to 9 to get upto 30 scratc cards with assured money.
Get unlimited cash rewards with Google Duo and Google Pay

1. In 2ndLine app, you would see an error after creating 6 to 8 fake numbers. At this step, simply clear the app cache and data and then create a dual app for 2ndLine using the MIUI's default dual app feature. 2ndLine app would start working again. Keep creating dual apps to avoid the errors in 2ndLine app.

2. Remeber that a referral link can be used for only 30 times in one phone. After 30 reward redemptions, you would not be able to get any reward from Google Duo. So after using the 30 rewards, change your phone and follow the steps given above to get extra 30 redemtions, it means, the more phones you have, the more rewards you would get.

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Google Pay : Get Rewards for sending money and paying your bills

Google Pay : Get Rewards for sending money and paying your bills
Google launched it's UPI app "Tez" on 17th Aug 2017 and within a few weeks it got very popular among the users. Reason was, it's rewards and referral program. It was giving Rs.51 to the referred person and the person who referred the user to install the app. Along with this, it was giving surprise money to users for transacting with other Tez users.
Later, on 28th August 2018, Tez was rebranded as "Google Pay". After rebranding the name, it started offering huge amount (Rs.201) for referring users, although the odds of winning money through scratch cards which it gives for sending money to other Google Pay users decreased. But to make Google Pay more rewarding, google added bill payment and recharge services to Google Pay. For paying bills and doing recharges, it gives assured rewards. If you still haven't installed Google Pay, I recommend you trying it once as it is one of the best UPI apps available after PhonePe which is easy to use and has great cashback options which get credited directly in your bank account. Follow the steps given below to get started with Google Pay:

1. Click this link to install Google Pay in your phone. Make sure you are installing Google Pay for the first time in your phone.
2. After installing Google Pay in your phone, launch the app and sign up using your mobile number which is linked with your bank account. The SIM card must be there in the phone in which you have installed Google Pay.
3. After signing up for Google Pay account, check on the top right corner on the screen to open the menu and check if my referral code is applied in your Google Pay account. If not, apply the referral code : 3h5AZ
4. Now on the top left of the Google Pay screen, you would see the option to link your bank account. Tap over it and link your bank account in Google Pay to receive reward money and use the account for your transactions done for bill payments and recharges. Create your UPI PIN and always remember it because this PIN would be used to do transactions on any UPI platform.
5. After you link your account and apply referral code, you should see my photo as shown in the screenshot below. Just click on the photo, tap "Pay" and do a transaction of Rs.1 only. After successful transaction of Rs.1, you would get Rs.51 instantly in your linked bank account. Alternatively, you may tap over "Pay" option and send Rs.1 to UPI address ashutoshkushwaha22@okhdfcbank to get your sign up reward.
send money

6. To check your rewards, you may click on "Rewards" option in Google Pay app and to know about the ongoing offers, click "Offers" option.
rewards earned in google pay

7. That's it. You can earn good amount of rewards everytime you send money to other Google Pay user or pay your bills or do recharges using Google Pay.

Old Post (Tez) Link with screenshots:

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

How to send WhatsApp message to a number without saving it in your phone

How to send WhatsApp message to a number without saving it in your phone
WhatsApp is a very popular application which has replaced the text messages. You can find WhatsApp in almost every phone. It is easy to use, free, and supports voice and video calls as well. To be able to send a message to someone using WhatsApp, you need to save the mobile number of the target person and then it would appear in the list of your whatsapp contacts. But sometimes, we just need to send one or a few messages to someone, for enquiry or any other purpose and we don't want to keep that person's number saved in our phone. So here is a very easy way to send WhatsApp message to anyone without saving their phone number. Just follow the steps below:

Method 1:
1. Open notepad or any other text editing application (I prefer Notepad++).
2. Copy the following code and paste it in the notepad.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
<br />
<br />
<b>Enter Target Mobile Number With Country Code.<br />
(Don't Add "+" Symbol Before The Country Code.)<br />
Example: 918960090888
<br />
<br />
<form action="" method="get">
<input type="text" name="phone" placeholder="Enter Mobile Number" value=""><br><br>
<input type="text" name="text" placeholder="Enter Your Message" value=""><br><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
<b>Made by <a href="" target="_blank">PC Tricks Guru</a></b>
3. Save the notepad file as whatsapp.html
4. Copy this file in your phone and open it. If asked, choose chrome or any other browser in your phone to open it.
5. After opening this html file, type the number of the person (use the country code before the number without the "+" symbol) you want to send a WhatsApp message and in the message box, type the message and click "Submit" button.
6. That's it, you would see that WhatsApp will be launched and your message is ready to be sent to the target number.

Method 2:
If you are feeling lazy to type the code and saving html file etc, I have created a separate page which you can directly open in your phone and use it to send WhatsApp message to anyone without saving their number. Click Here to open the dedicated page.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

How to recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update aka v1809 update

recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update aka v1809 update
Microsoft recently rolled out its Windows 10 October 2018 update which changes the Windows version to 1809 but things didn't go well, as expected. It is not a new thing when Microsoft Windows 10 updates messes with the PCs so I'm actually not too surprised if the update deleted the user files. Recovering files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update is getting hard for users and Microsoft both. After the complaints received by users, Microsoft paused the update and stared working on the fix. The bug has been fixed and Microsoft is testing it among the insiders to get more feedback from the insiders.
It is strange that the bug was already reported to Microsoft months ago by so many Insiders but without paying attention to the reports, Microsoft rolled out the update which caused data loss for many users. As Microsoft says, the data loss issue was tied to a Windows 10 feature known as "Known Folder Redirection". Because of the malfunction of this feature, new folders like "Documents", "Pictures" etc were created and the old folders were erased which took away the data stored in those folders. Microsoft representatives say that Microsoft Tech Support team has tools to recover the data but the truth is, the Tech Support guys are completely clueless about any such tool. In Microsoft, tech support guys aren't allowed to use any third party software which makes it really difficult for them to fix the issues quickly. For example, if your PC runs slow, Microsoft Tech Support executive would use "System Internal Tools" provided by Microsoft but that is not very effective. You can speed up your PC just in 5 minutes if you use any third party tool like AVG PC Tuneup Utility. But let's not talk about these things, let's know how to recover your deleted files:

Recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update

As per my knowledge, if you try to perform system restore or switch back to previous version of Windows, you won't get your files back deleted by the Windows 10 October 2018 update, but still you are in luck because you can use a few tools, or better to say, data recovery tools to bring your files back from the dead. There are so many free and paid data recovery tools available in the market so it is upto you that whether you want to use the free software or the paid one. If you want to use the free tool, I would recommend using "Piriform Recuva". This tool can really be a life saver for the users who lost their files because of the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Not only this, you can recover any other file too which you accidentally deleted and is no longer available in the recycle bin. You can use "Wise Data Recovery" too as an alternative and this tool also is available for free.

If you want to go for the paid software, you may use "OnTrack EasyRecovery Professional" software. This is a great software which can recover big files too. As an alternative, you may use "EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro" and "Disk Drill Professional" software too.

One more way is there which doesn't work most of the times, but you may give it a try. Just right click on the Documents folder and click "Restore Previous Version" and check if your have any old version of the folder available. If yes, then select the old version from the list and click "Restore".

If you use any of these tools to recover your files, I'm sure you would get your data back which was deleted by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. I'd recommend using the free tools which I mentioned in the post to make sure that your data is still recoverable. Because using the affected PC would replace the recoverable files and make it difficult to recover them. So avoid using the PC if the files were deleted and run the data recovery tools as soon as possible to avoid the permanent loss of your data.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

How to find the contact details of employees of any company

How to find the contact details of employees of any company
Suppose you want to send an email to a responsible person of any company but you don't have their email address and even after searching on Google, you still couldn't find the email address of that particular person or his colleague. Well, in this post, I'll tell you a way to access the contact details (emails, social media profiles and phone numbers too, if available) of employees of multinational companies like Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn etc just in a few seconds. Doesn't it sound cool? Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open your chrome browser and open clearbit connect from THIS LINK.
clearbit connect

2. After opening the link, click "INSTALL FOR GMAIL" and a new tab will open which will open chrome webstore where you will be asked to install clearbit extension. Click "ADD TO CHROME" and install the extension in your browser.
add clearbit connect to chrome

3. After the extension gets installed, open gmail and compose an email. In the email compose box, you should see the clearbit connect icon, click on it.
clearbit connect icon in gmail

4. If you are asked to select a plan, select the free plan. After that, authorize the extension to access gmail contacts.
choose free plan

5. Now when you click the clearbit connect icon in the gmail compose box, your should see a search bar. Suppose you want to know the email address of Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, search for Microsoft in the search bar and there you would see the list of the employees of Microsoft. Look for Satya Nadella and click on his name. That's it, you would see his email address and social media profile links.
search for email of Satya Nadella
6. In the same way, you can check the emails of employees from any company.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Windows 10 April 2018 Update : New Features

Windows 10 April 2018 Update : New Features
Windows 10 April 2018 update is already out for the Windows 10 devices and it has got some great improvements over the previous versions of it. If you have still not received the update, open settings and check for the update manually to get the update and if the update is still not available for your PC, you may download and install it manually using Windows 10 update assistant.
I installed the update in my laptop and the installation went smooth and I didn't notice and errors or bugs during the installation. The previous windows updates, especially monthly cumulative updates caused lots of problems during installation but the Windows 10 April 2018 update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803) installed easily.
After it got installed, It's welcome screen opened with Edge browser and I noticed improvements in display resolution and windows graphical elements. The new Windows 10 April 2018 update has a few new features as well which I'll mention below. With this update, Microsoft has removed a few features too which you can check In This MS Document. Let's have a look on what's new in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

Timeline replaces the familiar "Task View" button that shows what apps are currently running. Timeline as well, shows the list of what apps are running and along with that, it shows the history of activities and apps you've used in the past 30 days. These activities and apps sync across multiple devices and you can easily pick the same activity in any device you are signed into with your Microsoft account.

This feaure of Windows 10 is like speech to text but is more accurate and easy to access. If your computer's default language is set to English-US, you can use the dictation feature by pressing Windows + H keys together. If you have a good mic, you can write a whole document just by speaking the sentences. I'm impressed with the accuracy of the dictation tool, it is amazing (you should have a clear English accent to use this feature efficiently)

Google chrome has added this feature recently, and Microsoft also brings the feature to it's Edge browser with April 2018 update. Using this feature, you can mute loud and annoying websites (with autoplay enabled video ads). Edge certainly seems to be a better option for browsing the web with this feature, but still it couldn't compete with chrome and requires improvements.

In windows 10, you might have noticed that scaling some of the apps in windows 10 makes them blurry. With this update, Microsoft has fixed the issue and the apps will be auto adjusted to look sharp and clear even after scaling them or changing the monitor.

This is a great feature that has been added in Windows 10 April 2018 update. You can now set input and output devices per application. For example, you can set your woofers for Spotify app and can set headphones for browser. In the same way, you can set your desk mic for podcasting app and studio mic for your music recording software at the same time.

Microsoft has added quick notification for pairing Bluetooth accessories. Whenever a Bluetooth peripheral would be in range, Windows will produce a notification to quickly connect to the Bluetooth peripheral (such as Bluetooth mouse).

Windows defender scan notifications are really annoying sometimes and with this update, Microsoft has reduced these notifications. You can now suppress these notifications and get rid of the windows defender notifications after every successful scan.

This is a feature similar to Apple's AirDrop that allows you to share files with nearby Bluetooth enabled devices. Nearby sharing lets you easily share website, photos or documents to any nearby Windows 10 machine. This feature is disabled by default in Windows 10 and you can enable it from settings.

Microsoft's "Quiet Hours" is now "Focus Assist". It is same as the Airplane Mode of Android. Focus Assist will mute all the notifications when you are busy and don't want to be disturbed. You still have a choice to allow particular apps of your choice to show notifications while the Focus Assist is active.

With Windows 10 April 2018 update, you can customize graphics performance per game. Using this feature, you can set games to High Performance or Power Saving. This feature is useful if you want to play a game allowing it to use limited graphics resources to save battery.

If you have installed the new Windows 10 April 2018 update, share your experience with it in the comments. If there are any issues with your PC after installing it, please let me know and I'll try to get some troubleshooting steps to fix those issues.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error

Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error
In recent Windows 10 cumulative updates (like, KB4088776), people are facing a lot of problem with the installation of the cumulative updates. It gets downloaded but at the time of installation, it fails with different error codes (0x800f0900, 0x800f081f, 0x80070002, 0x80240034 etc). I've checked Microsoft forums and found that the issue is still unresolved and Microsoft says that it would release the fix for it soon but still there are no fixes released for the errors. I had the same issue with my own laptop and it was really frustrating that after the installation attempt of the KB4088776, my laptop froze and it became so unstable that I had to reinstall Windows. After testing some troubleshooting steps, I finally made it and was able to install the update successfully. Here are the steps I followed and you should try them too if you had the issues with Windows 10 cumulative update installations. But before starting the troubleshooting steps, I recommend enabling DotNet 3.5 using the method I explained here: and It works for Windows 10 as well. I recommend you logging into Windows with microsoft account too before starting the troubleshooting. So when you are ready, follow the steps given below:

1. First of all, open cmd with admin and run the following command:
wusa /uninstall /kb:4054517
Running this command will uninstall the previous cumulative update from Feb 2018. I'm sure that Jan 2018 update also failed for most of the PCs but if you find any PC with Jan cumulative update already installed, you must uninstall that update too using the same command, just replace the KB number with the Jan 2018 update. Uninstallation will take some time so let the command uninstall the faulty KB updates, don't do anything, sit back and relax until the uninstallation of the Jan and Feb cumulative update is completed. If you are prompted to restart the computer, do it.

2. Now open cmd with admin and run the following command:
SC.exe config trustedinstaller start=auto
Now restart the computer.

3. Now the next thing to do is, open Windows group policy editor (open RUN and type the command gpedit.msc and hit enter). Now expand "Computer Configurations > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Updates". If you click on Windows Updates, at the right side of the policy editor window, set the following properties to "Disabled" by double clicking on them and choosing the Disable option.
a) Allow Automatic Updates Immediate Installation
b) Configure Automatic Updates
gpedit.msc group policy editor

4. After setting both of these properties as Disabled, open the cmd with admin rights again and run the following commands one by one:
net stop wuauserv 
net stop cryptSvc 
net stop bits 
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old 
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Note: While running C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old command, you might get "Access Denied" error. "ren" command is used to rename any folder in DOS, and So don't worry if you get this error, because DataStore folder in the SystemDistribution folder is always in use by existing windows processes, so you can delete or modify it. So open C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all the contents (DataStore might not get deleted, so don't mess with that) within the folder.

4. Now in the cmd window, run the following commands one by one:
net start wuauserv 
net start cryptSvc 
net start bits 
net start msiserver

5. Now don't check for updates from the settings, because it will mess up the SoftwareDistribution folder. Download the msu installer for KB4088776 update from:

6. After finishing the download, go offline, if possible and then start the installation of the downloaded msu file.

7. The installation will take about 4 to 5 minutes (or more) and finally it will end up with the successful installation of the KB update.
Fix Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4088776 Installation Error

8. Now restart the computer and check for the updates history, you will see that KB4088776 has been installed and you will see that there are no updates pending if you check for windows updates.

9. Now restore the changes made in step 3.

NOTE: Follow the steps exactly in the way I told to avoid any errors. In a few PCs, During restart, you might face a blank screen issue after windows boot up but no need to panic, the blank screen would be there for about 10 minutes and then it would never appear again. If you have installed any Antivirus, I recommend uninstalling it completely. After the troubleshooting, you may reinstall it. But if you don't have the key for Antivirus, you should disable it instead of uninstalling it. In my PC, I was using AVG free version and I performed all these troubleshooting steps after removing AVG completely.

That's it. I hope these steps would resolve the Windows 10 Cumulative update installation issues. Keep visiting PC Tricks Guru for more tips and tricks.

Friday, 9 March 2018

How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10
Windows 10 is a feature rich operating system by Microsoft and it has lots of new features and apps. "Photos" is the new photo viewer in Windows 10 that has replaced the classic photo viewer in Windows 10. Personally, I don't like the new Photos app and would prefer the old photo viewer instead, because it was fast and had simple layout. So if you are also the one who likes the old photo viewer of Windows, I'd tell you a simple way to bring the old photo viewer back in Windows 10. You need to follow the steps given below to enable the old photo viewer in Windows 10:

1. Open notepad and copy and paste the following code in notepad window and save the file as photoviewer.reg (make sure that you use the .reg extension so that we could merge this file in windows registry)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

2. Now run the photoviewer.reg and merge it with windows registry.
3. Now, right click on any image file and click OPEN WITH.
4. It will open the list of image viewer applications installed in your computer. If you don't see the classic photo viewer there, click "Choose Another App" then "More Apps".
5. From the extended list, you can find Photo Viewer. Click on that and set as the default photo viewer.
How to bring back Classic Photo Viewer in Windows 10
6. Now click Apply and then OK.

That's it. You can follow the steps (step 3 to 6) for any image file, e.g. JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG etc. For more tips and ticks, keep visiting PC Tricks Guru.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

How to remove red vertical line in NetBeans editor

How to remove red vertical line in NetBeans editor
If you use Netbeans IDE for coding your java application then you might have noticed a red vertical line at the right side of your IDE. Sometimes it really gets frustrating seeing this line while reading the code within the IDE. There is a simple solution to fix this issue which you can follow to get rid of this red vertical line in NetBeans editor. Follow the steps below:

1. Open your netbeans editor and navigate to Editor. For different platforms, use these paths:
Mac: NetBeans->Preferences->Editor
Ubuntu: Tools->Options->Editor
Windows: Tools->Options->Editor
2. Now in the Formatting tab, select "All Languages" as shown in the image below and set the right margin to 0.
How to remove red vertical line in NetBeans editor
3. Now click OK and that's it. You are done.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Get Upto Rs.180 cashback for every order you place through CashBurp

Get Upto Rs.180 cashback for every order you place through CashBurp
Cashburp is a great website that offers good cashback for your online purchases. Currently they have cashbacks available for the orders placed from MyVishal website but it is expected that they would add more online stores in the list of cashback eligible sites.
The best thing about this website is that it offers cashback upto Rs.180 to 200 per order and there is no minimum order amount required. For example, if you buy a T-Shirt of Rs.199 from MyVishal store through Cashburp, you will get Rs.180 cashback and the effective amount for your purchase would be Rs.19 only, isn't it cool?

Let's have a look about how to get started and you must follow every step I'm gonna explain here very carefully otherwise your cashback will not be listed in your cashburp account. It is personally tested by me and I've really got the cashbacks and that's the reason I'm sharing the details with you all. Let's get started:

1. First of all, open cashburp website from THIS LINK and sign up for an account.
2. After signing up, open a new tab and sign up on MyVishal website using THIS LINK.
3. After signing up on both the websites, sign into both of them.
4. Now you can close the myvishal tab. From the cashburp website's homepage, you will see the top stores' list. Click on the "MyVishal" store button and it will open the list of available offers for MyVishal store.

click myvishal store

5. Choose any of the offer and click "View Coupon" button next to it. A new tab will open with a coupon code and the previous tab will be redirected to MyVishal website. Now make sure that you place your orders from the MyVishal tab which was redirected in the cashburp's previous window. Otherwise your cashback might not be listed in the cashburp account.

list of MyVishal coupons

6. Make sure you are logged into MyVishal and Pick any product of any price you like from the MyVishal window and at the time of checkout, apply the coupon code you got in the new tab of Cashburp. As an example, you may use POSTBACK10 to get 10% instant discount on your cart value.
7. Make the payment and complete the order.
8. Now from the cashburp website, check Menu > Account > My Cashback section and you will see that your cashback will be in Pending status.

cashback status

9. The cashback will be approved after 45 days of the product delivery and then you can withdraw it in your paytm wallet.

approved cashbacks
paid in paytm

10. Make one thing clear that if you cancel or return your product, then the cashback status will be rejected, so make sure your orders are genuine.
11. I recommend placing orders one by one because for every order number, you will get the cashback, so suppose you have to by a Shirt and a Jacket, instead of buying them at once by adding them both in the single cart, order them one by one because it will create two order IDs and you will get cashback for two orders.
12. That's it. If you still have any doubts, drop your comments below and I'll reply. Happy Shopping!

Note: Always make sure to buy the products from the MyVishal tab which is redirected through Cashburp site to be eligible for the cashback.

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