8/29/14

How to Increase Internet Speed using Connectify Dispatch


Now a days everyone wants fast access to internet. People really get frustrated when they have very low internet speeds. Recently we got mails from our viewers to provide a solution to increase internet speed so in response to their mails, I'm coming up with this article that will help you to increase internet speed.


In this article I'l show you how to increase internet speed by using Connectify Dispatch. Connectify developed a superb tool which allows you to combine all the internet connections that are available on your computer. By combining the internet connections you can increase internet speed without any interruptions. (You will get interruption in internet connection when you use a wireless connections. By using connectify Dispatch, you can solve that problem also by connection it to a wired internet connection). 

This is very interesting right? Lets get started!

How to Increase internet speed using Connectify Dispatch

How to combine Internet connections with Connectify Dispatch

Step 1: Download Connectify Dispatch (download link is available below)

Step 2: Connectify Dispatch is available in both free and premium versions.Select any verison you like and download it. In this article I'm using a premium version.

Step 3: Once the download is complete, install it on your computer.

Step 4: Now, connect all the internet connections that you want to combine.

Step 5: Once all the internet connections are connected to your computer, run the Connectify Dispatch.

For the demonstration purpose, I have connected my Broadband connection (3 MBPS) and mobile connection ((3G) 2 MBPS).


When we combine the above two internet connections, the overall internet speed should be around 5 MBPS,but Connectify is showing me the 9.95 as the overall internet speed!!. (Even i don't know how this came :D). But I used to get internet speed some where around 10 MBPS during less traffic times i.e. during nights from my ISP network.


Step 6: Click on Start Dispatch to allow Connectify Dispatch to start combining the provided internet connections and to increase the internet speed as shown below.


That's it! Now you can experience the increased internet speed.

MUST CHECK: Increase Internet Speed in Android devices

NOTE: Even after performing the above steps, if you don't see any changes in the internet speed, then check settings as shown below.


Features in Connectify Dispatch tool

- You can set also limit to the amount of data used by the computer from a given connection as shown below.

- You can assign a particular internet connection to be used by particular applications by clicking on the Smart Loading as shown below.


- This is my favorite feature in Connectify Dispatch. You can share the combined internet connection over WiFi Hotspot using the Connectify HotSpot.



If you find any issues while increasing your internet connection speed, you can contact me :) 

8/11/14

How to create Multiple Whatsapp accounts on Android Smartphone


We know that the messaging service WhatsApp is more common among phones. It allows users to share pictures, videos, music and so on. Even the latest version of Android also supports audio messaging. At the moment there are more than 200 million active users on WhatsApp that delivers more than 20 billion messages worldwide. Although other messaging chat available, users prefer WhatsApp  due to its simplicity and the instant messaging service. 

But you might have faced the problem can not use more than one account on the mobile WhatsApp. Users of Dual SIM always want to use two different accounts on their mobile phone. At first it was very difficult, but now you can with the help of multiple accounts SwitchMe App. Single SIM users can also use this application to use multiple accounts.

Steps to create Multiple Whatsapp accounts on Android Smartphone 

Step 1: Your Android Smartphone must be rooted and it should contain SuperSU installed (because  we'll be using it later)

Note: Your Android Smartphone should be rooted to follow this tutorial.

Step 2: Install Whatsapp Application on your smartphone. Skip this step, if whatsapp is already installed.

Step 3: Install SwitchMe Multiple Accounts on your smartphone. Once it is installed it successfully, Launch it.

Step 4: Now, SwitchMe will ask Superuser permission. Tap on the Grant Button, to allow the superuser permission.


Step 5: A warning message would be displayed saying "incorrect use of this application may harm your device". Ignore the message and tap on "Close" button to continue.


Step 6: Create 2 different user profiles so that you can use multiple whatsapp accounts. For that, click on "Create Profile"

Step 7: Provide a name for your profile and click on OK


Step 8: Once the 1st profile is created, repeat the same step to create another profile. Now your SwitchMe app contains two profiles as shown:


Note: The profile that is created first would be the primary account (default) and the next profile would be secondary account.

If you have installed any application like whatsapp in the primary account(default) then that app would be available only to primary account. i.e. it will not be available to the secondary account. If you want whatsapp account on secondary account, then you have to install it again.

Step 9: Now try to switch the accounts in SwitchMe Multiple Accounts application. i.e. simply tap on Secondary Account to switch between accounts.


Step 10: Your Smartphone will restart automatically. Once it is restarted, open Google Play Store and again install Whatsapp messenger on the secondary account.


Step 11: Once the Whatsapp is installed on secondary account, open and complete the registration process.



That's it! Now you can use multiple whatsapp accounts on your android smartphone.

7/19/14

[Guide] How to perform Mac Drive Cloning


We have written many articles related to Mac. In this article we'l show you how to perform mac drive cloning.

Hard drive cloning is a well-known method to back up all data at once, and the backup is termed the bootable backup of the Mac. Well, the process actually is quite hard to perform and there is a huge risk of data loss while copying the system files and installed applications from the source drive to the destination drive. In contrast, the process is quite faster, efficient, and productive as compared to backing up the crucial files manually on the individual basis.

How to perform Mac Drive Cloning

Well, the process of Mac drive cloning on to a secondary drive requires certain criteria to be satisfied with no failure. Accordingly, the user must have a Mac drive-cloning tool and a secondary drive with the size equal to or greater than that of the primary drive (i.e. Mac drive). Remember, in case the secondary drive is brand new (or it has not been used with Mac yet), it has to be formatted with the Mac file system at the very first step of the process. For this, you can also use Mac inbuilt Disk Utility, or a Mac partition manager to simplify Mac drive cloning process. To format the secondary drive with the Mac file system using ‘Disk Utility’, you need to track the following steps:

Step 1: Hook up the secondary drive to the Mac with a USB data cable when it is running, in case it is an external drive. Otherwise, install this drive on the Mac with a SATA to USB cable, and then turn on the Mac.

Step 2: The sooner the Mac detects this drive, Disk Insertion message pops up, saying, “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” Click the Initialize button to start formatting it.

Step 3: Clicking the Initialize button launches Disk Utility, afterwards select the secondary drive at the left and go to the Erase tab at the right.

Step 4: In the Volume Format drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and specify a name for this drive in the Name field.

Step 5: Click the Erase button to start formatting this drive.

After formatting the secondary drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), user can now proceed to clone Mac drive on it. In this post, the drive we are going to clone (i.e. the primary drive) has only one partition (i.e. the boot volume). If your Mac drive has multiple partitions, then partition the secondary drive into its equal number of partitions. In this regard, track the following steps:

Important: You can see the formatted secondary drive mounted on desktop, which you have to partition into required number of partitions.

Step 1: Highlight the secondary drive in the left pane of Disk Utility and then click the Partition tab at the right.

Step 2: Under the graphical view of the hard drive, click the Options button and choose a Partition Map Scheme for this drive, and then click OK.

Important: Choose GUID Partition Table on your Intel-based Mac, or Apple Partition Map on PowerPC-based Mac.

Step 3: Now, click the Volume Scheme drop-down menu and select the number of partitions to create.
(For Instance, choose ‘3 Partitions’ to split the hard drive into three partitions of equal size. You can resize them later.)

Step 4: After that, select one partition and update its properties under Volume Information area:
a. In the Name field, type a name for the selected volume.
b. In the Format menu, choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
c. In the Size field, specify the size (in GBs) of the volume if you want to resize it.

Step 5: Now, repeat the step IV for other newly created volumes.

(Important: In case you want to install Windows on any of these volumes, choose MS-DOS (FAT) as the format of the particular volume.)

Step 6: Finally, click the Apply button to save them.

Based upon the number of partitions you choose to create on the secondary drive, Disk Utility takes a while to end up partitioning it successfully. After that, you can begin with Mac drive cloning process. Since Mac drive cloning process copies the boot volume as well, you have to boot the Mac from a secondary bootable media. In this regard, boot you Mac Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks from Recovery HD. For earlier versions of Mac OS X, users require a bootable disc.

Booting Mac from Recovery HD

Restart the Mac and hold down the ‘Command + R’ keys until the Apple logo appears. Once it reaches the desktop, you should see OS X menu and a Mac OS X Utilities window. In this window, launch Disk Utility.

Booting Mac from Bootable Disc

Insert Mac bootable disc and restart it, and then hold down the C key to boot from it. In the Mac OS X Utilities window, launch Disk Utility.

As mentioned earlier, we consider the Mac drive has only one partition (i.e. the boot partition), which means that the process describes the steps to copy Mac applications and the system files. If you want to copy the boot volume only, then you can skip the steps to partition the secondary drive, and directly proceed with the following steps:

Step 1: In the left pane of Disk Utility, highlight the Mac drive and go to the Restore tab at the right.

Step 2: Now, drag the Mac drive to the right and drop it in the Source field if it is not already shown there.

Step 3: Likewise, drag the secondary drive from the left pane to the right and drop it in the Destination field.

Step 4: Make sure the selected drives are correct and click the Restore button.

The time elapsed in copying Mac boot volume varies with the number of applications installed on it. Once the process ends up, exit Disk Utility (eject the boot disc if booted from it), and start the Mac normally. To boot from the clone drive, hold down the Option key when Mac is booting and choose clone drive.

Author Bio
Donald Kepler has a passion to write tips & tricks for backing up Mac by cloning Mac HDD, imaging Mac drive etc.

6/15/14

How to use uTorrent on Mac


In the previous article I showed you how to speed up utorrent. I will continue to provide some useful information about utorrent. In this article I will show you how to use utorrent on Mac. So Gear up and lets get started!

How to Download uTorrent on Mac

Before we see in detail how to use uTorrent Mac , you must download and install the application on your computer. Go to the Internet site of uTorrent and click Get uTorrent to start the download of utorrent. Open the file you just downloaded (uTorrent.pkg) and first click on Continue, and then click Decline offer, again Continue, Install and Close to complete the installation of uTorrent.


How to use uTorrent on Mac

Now you can begin to use uTorrent Mac for downloading your favorite files from the Internet. Go to Torrentz.eu or any other site that allows to search for content on the BitTorrent network and click Downoad link to download the .torrent file. When the download is complete open by double clicking on it, the link and uTorrent should start automatically with the Torrent you just downloaded on your Mac.

uTorrent also supports the so-called magnet links , links now widespread on the Torrent sites that allow you to download files with a single click without having to first download links. To use them properly, click on the red magnet that is located on the download page of the file you want to download with uTorrent and the program will "intercept" automatically.

If clicking on a magnet link or opening a torrent file does not start uTorrent and if it startes another P2P client installed on your Mac (like iTransmission), you must set up uTorrent as your default application for downloading Torrent files.

MUST CHECK: How to use uTorrent for Android

How to set uTorrent as a default appilication on Mac

Open uTorrent, Go to Preferences >> General. In the window that opens, Click on the Check now button and confirm that you want to set uTorrent as a default application.

Once you have started to download a file with uTorrent on Mac, but despite this has a large number of sources ( seed / peer ), the download speed is very low? Probably the port used by the program to perform the download is blocked by the router. If you want to speed up uTorrent by unblocking or changing the port for the utorrent, My guide on how to speed up utorrent would help you.

If you still have any doubts about how to use utorrent on Mac or to speed up uTorrent, you can contact me or leave a comment below, so that I can help you.

6/9/14

How to Speed up uTorrent


Although some of them prophesied the end, in favor of hosting services, uTorrent is still one of the most used P2P software in the world. In fact, the most popular torrent client available on Windows and also among the most appreciated in Mac (along with iTransmission).

In this article I would explain a method to speed up uTorrent so that you can download files using utorrent more fastly.

How to Speed up uTorrent?

One of the most effective ways to speed up uTorrent is to use the Settings wizard included "standard" in the program. It is a procedure through which uTorrent detects real-world performance of your Internet connection and adjusts to these limits download and upload speeds, the maximum number of simultaneous connections, and other parameters that can affect the speed of downloading files.

Steps to Speed up uTorrent

Step 1: Connect your PC to Internet.

Step 2: Open uTorrent, select the Setup Guide from the Options.

Step 3: In the window that opens, make sure there are check marks next to the options Bandwidth, Network and Automatic Mapping port and click Start the test to proceed to test the connection.

Step 4: Once the above configuration is done, if you see two green check marks appear on the right side of the window of uTorrent, everything went in the right direction and application parameters were adjusted in an optimal manner. Just click Save & Close to apply the changes.


Note: If you see one or two "x" red appear, it implies that there are connection problems. This means that you have to configure uTorrent in your router (if the "x" appears next to the phrase band only,then simply try to select another server from the drop-down menu and restart the test).

MUST CHECK: How to use uTorrent for Android

How to Configure uTorrent on Router?

To Configure uTorrent on the router,you must make sure that the device allows the application to communicate with the network by "opening" the door that it uses to handle torrent files. If you do not know how to do it, follow these steps.

Steps to Configure uTorrent on Router

Step 1: Go to the menu Options >> Settings in uTorrent and select the  Connection from the sidebar on the left: the value you have set in the router is the one indicated in Port used for incoming connections.


Step 2: Now open the browser and connect to the configuration panel of the router by typing the address 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 . When you are prompted to enter a username and password, if you do not know what data to enter, try one of the predefined combinations: admin / admin or admin / password . If that dint work, consult your device manual to find the correct data to be entered.



Step 3: At this point, you have to proceed to the so-called "open" ports in the router to speed up uTorrent.

Note: It is a procedure that varies from device to device, so I can not give you very specific directions about. Generally, you should go to the section of the control panel of the router for the configuration of the LAN connection (or alternatively in the areas firewall or sharing of games and applications ), start creating a new virtual server (or a new rule of the firewall) and set as public port and local port (or initial port and end port ) the port used by the application to communicate with the network.

MUST CHECK: How to use uTorrent on Mac

A detailed explaination about configuring utorrent on Netgear Router is given here. (Portforward).

Alternative method to Speed up uTorrent

Another very effective method to speed up uTorrent that you should apply (when possible) is to use Torrent files with a large number of peers , i.e. sources, to their credit. The higher the number of people who share a file and, in fact, the faster the download.

To find out what torrents with more peers you can use search engines like Torrentz , which allows you to search any type of file on all major Torrent sites. In this way, you can quickly discover which links are more reliable and faster.

If you face any difficulties in configuring the utorrent, please feel free to contact me or you can leave a comment below.