CyberSolutions: May 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Casper - Download Snaps On Android


Some of the best images I've seen were shared via Snapchat, but once they're expired, they're gone forever, with no way to view them again unless I want to take a screenshot. But that will, of course, alert the sender.
Some of your friends might not mind if you take a screenshot of one of their snaps. Others, however, could be disturbed that their temporary, fleeting photo or video has become permanently saved on your phone.
Fortunately, there's a simple, non-root method on Android devices that will allow you to save both pictures and videos shared through Snapchat without notifying the sender. That way you can creep like a pro, and they can go on using Snapchat without worry.

Warning:

As with any third-party Snapchat client, there is a risk of being locked out of your account by Snapchat, or possibly even being banned, so make sure you're okay with the risks before continuing to use Casper. More information can be found on Snapchat's site.
Step 1: Install Casper
To begin, enable "Unknown sources" on your Android device, then installCasper from developer Liam Cottle (whom we've featured before).


Step 2: Sign into Your Account

In order to sign into Casper, you will need to use your Snapchat credentials as well as a Google account for authentication. Note that signing into a Snapchat client like Casper will automatically sign you out of the official Snapchat app on your device.
As stated by the developer, it's highly recommended to create a fake Google account to prevent Snapchat from blocking your personal account from the official Snapchat app on your device. For more information on how logging in works in Casper, see its help page. Also, you can check out the developer's Reddit comment for details on how it uses Google credentials to login.



Step 3: Save Other People's Snaps

Casper's interface is easy to get used to. The first page has direct snaps, the next has stories, after that it's your friends list, and then friend requests on the last page.



When you're saving a direct snap, whether it's a picture or video, just open it and tap the download icon located towards the top of the page.

To save an image or video from a story, start by tapping a particular story to expand it and display each individual picture and video. Then, just tap the one you want to open and save it by tapping the download icon.

All the saved content can be viewed from within your device's gallery app in the "Saved Snaps" album.

Use Casper as a Snapchat Client

If you like Casper enough, you can disable ads with an in-app purchase ($2.99) and replace the official Snapchat app with it. Casper offers all of the tools Snapchat does as well as some additional ones, like choosing between various emoji styles.

If you've been looking for a way to save some of your favorite snaps, then Casper is definitely worth the try.

Google Camera App Missing From PlayStore


Note: Before reading this, we advise not to get panic since the app is missing from Play Store only in some regions. When we were in Spain for MWC and now in India, we can’t find the app in Play Store. In case, it is missing in your country comment that down in the comments sections.
In April 2014, Google has officially brought the Google Camera app for non-Nexus devices which was limited to just Nexus device till that date. It has been one of the best camera apps that is available for free on PlayStore and now the internet giant is thinking to limit it back to just Nexus devices that are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later.
It has been my favorite camera app because of its simple UI that doesn’t confuse the user with a lot of options but indeed offers more productivity than most of the other popular apps. The Lens Blur options give Bokeh effect even with normal camera smartphones, and the PhotoSphere offers 360-degree photos. With the latest Nexus devices, the app can record slo-mo videos upto 240fps. The SmartBurst, which is limited to just Nexus 6P, can make the photos captured in Burst mode into a nice GIF.
The latest version 3.1.021 which was updated on November 17, 2015, is now available to install only on Nexus devices. The latest Google Camera app with the version 3.1.021 is unable to install on the non-Nexus devices and shows the error “.” Since the latest version is limited Nexus devices, the version 2.5.052 can be installed on most of the devices that include both Nexus and non-Nexus devices. 

Interestingly the changelog of the latest version clearly mentioned to support only Nexus 5, 6, 9, 5X, and 6P but the Nexus 5 is unable to install it. The app with the version 2.5052 can be installed on selected non-Nexus through PlayStore. According to Reddit, most of the users cannot find the Google Camera app in the Play Store, while for few users the direct link to the app is showing an error saying “Sorry! This content is not available in your country yet.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

[Fix] Pin to Start Option Missing in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when you right-click on a folder, .exe file or a shortcut to an .exe file, the option Pin to Start may be missing. Also in the Start menu when you right-click an item, Pin to Start menu or Unpin from Start options go missing. Here are two possible reasons why this happens, and followed by a fix.
The two Policy settings NoChangeStartMenu and LockedStartLayout if set (via Group Policy or Registry-based), would remove the Pin to Start right-click menu option. If your system is connected to a domain, your network administrator may have set these Policies and you may have to contact them to relax the settings. If that’s not the case, the registry based settings may have been enabled by 3rd party tool.


Registry Fix

To restore the Pin to Start option to the right-click menu, download w10_pin_to_start.rar, unzip and run the enclosed REG file.
Here is the contents of the REG file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Restore Pin to Start right-click menu option in Windows 10
;Ramesh Srinivasan, http://www.winhelponline.com

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
@="{470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
@="{470C0EBD-5D73-4d58-9CED-E91E22E23282}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoChangeStartMenu"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoChangeStartMenu"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"LockedStartLayout"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"LockedStartLayout"=-
 

More Information

The REG file clears the two Policy settings and restores the Pin to Start context menu handler entry in the registry, discussed below.

NoChangeStartMenu Policy can exist in these registry locations:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
It corresponds to the following GPO:
Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen
LockedStartLayout can exist in these registry locations:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
It corresponds to the following GPO:
Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Start Layout

Pin to Start Context Menu Handler

Another possibility is that the reference to Pin to Start context menu hander itself missing, in the registry.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen
The .REG file restores the handler if missing.

Whatsapp Official Desktop App


WhatsApp is a very popular instant messaging (IM) client for mobile phones. It allows you to chat with your friends and share documents, images, videos, audio clips quickly and easily. This famous messenger is also used by professionals to share important information and to attend office meetings. Recently WhatsApp added voice calling feature to the app which now allows users to call their contacts using Internet.
Now there is a good news for all WhatsApp users! WhatsApp Inc. has released a standalone desktop app of WhatsApp Messenger for Windows and Mac operating systems which allows you to use WhatsApp on your computer. So now you can type quickly using the PC keyboard and chat on big screen of your PC monitor.
The new WhatsApp desktop app is similar to the previously announced WhatsApp Web version. It can be considered as an extension of your mobile phone as it mirrors the conversations and text messages from your smartphone to your PC.
Following image shows WhatsApp desktop app live in action on Windows:

If you also want to try the new WhatsApp desktop app on Windows or Mac, following steps will help you:
STEP 1:
First of all download and install the official WhatsApp desktop app.
On the above mentioned link, you'll find separate download links of WhatsApp for Windows and Mac.
Please note that you must be using Windows 8Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to be able to install WhatsApp desktop app. If you are a Mac user, you must be using Mac OS X 10.9 or higher version.
STEP 2:
After installing WhatsApp on your computer, run the app and it'll ask you to scan the given QR code using the WhatsApp app on your mobile phone.
Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone and select Settings -> WhatsApp Web option. Point the mobile phone camera towards your computer screen and let it scan the QR code.
It'll take a few moments depending upon your Internet speed and once the QR code is successfully scanned, the WhatsApp desktop app will start mirroring the WhatsApp content from your mobile phone on your PC.
Now you can use WhatsApp on your computer and can send text messages to your friends or share files without any problem.
NOTE:
Your mobile phone must be connected to the Internet in order to use WhatsApp on your computer as it mirrors the WhatsApp content from your mobile phone.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Driver Update Monitor (DUMo)


DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! 

Features:
Automatic detection of installed hardware
Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows
More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-)
Internationalization support.


Download The Latest Version