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How to trace an Email Address to a Person?

Have you ever received a random email from a person you’ve never even met? It’s always important to check the authenticity of emails from unknown senders before responding to them, as there is always a chance that they might be fraudulent. To do so make sure you do your proper research on the internet.

The only problem whilst looking up email addresses is that people don’t always have their email address posted on their websites, or in forums. There is a possibility that their email address can be used just for sending emails!

Let’s look at a few methods to find the person behind an email address:

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How to use Google Maps Offline?

Everyone should know how to use Google Maps offline, as your internet can give up on you anytime. Have you ever been trying to figure out how to get to a new place, when all of a sudden you finish your data pack, or you get a weak or no signal? Or have you been taking a new route to work recently, and need to use Google Maps nowadays? If yes, then it would make more sense to use Google Maps offline, rather than using your data connection every day, and guarantee reaching your destination on time.

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How to Play Basketball on Facebook’s Messenger App?

Believe it or not, Facebook has now made it possible for users to play a game basketball in their Messenger App. Facebook is honoring the NCAA or National Collegiate Athletic Association March Madness, which is a basketball tournament.

To play basketball on in the messenger app, all you have to do is send the basketball emoji to any one of your friends. After the emoji is sent, tap on the basketball in the message thread, and voila! The game starts!

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How to Run Android Apps on Your Computer?

First of all we would like to apologize to one of our readers for being almost a week late to replying to your email. His name is Shreyash, and we have also checked with him to make sure it’s alright if I use his real name. This is the email, Shreyash had sent:

Hi TEQnation, I’m Shreyash and I use a Windows Phone OS on my phone. I am very intrigued by the number of apps that the Google Play store makes available for Android users, but I can not use them on my Windows Phone. Is there a way I can use Android applications on windows PC?” 

Well Shreyash, thanks for emailing us your query, and sorry for getting back to you so late. The solution to your problem is called BlueStacks.

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How to Create Run Commands for Programs in Windows?

I like to get my work done fairly quickly, so that means I despise having to wait for my computer to start up, and get ready for me. Being the organized person I am, having to click through several different folders, and icons can be a tedious task. So to alleviate myself from the extra clicking, I use Run Commands. Remember the Run Commands I had explained to you before? Yeah those. It is actually possible for you to create a Run Command for your frequently used document, or software. That means that all you have to do is type your desired search item in the Run Command, and hit enter, it will instantly open up what you were looking for. In essence, with Run Commands you can access your favourite applications in a jiffy. Neat eh? Let’s take a look at how this is done:

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How to Compress an Image Online?

We’ve been asked quite a few times now, so we thought we should clear this doubt for everyone. Nowadays high resolution photos taken by good quality cameras can end up taking a few MB’s in storage space. Let’s face it we’ve all run out of storage space in one or another point of our lives, ultimately ending up either deleting or transferring photos.

To make your lives easier, and so that you won’t have to delete or transfer your cherished memories to capture new ones, TEQnation dedicates this article you.

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Is your Browser’s Privacy Mode really Private?

This article is dedicated for all those users out there, who think that browsing the internet in incognito mode, is like wearing an invisibility cloak online. The truth is, it isn’t.

For those of you who don’t know about incognito mode, it is Google Chrome’s private browsing feature which disables web cache, and browsing history. Essentially that means that all of your visited pages, searches, and cookies, will not be saved on your local computer. This lets users surf the internet, without storing any local data which can be retrieved later.

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How to Access Blocked Content Online?

8 Ways to Unblock Content on the Internet

There might have been many instances where you were in school, or at work surfing the web, opening new links when all of a sudden your webpage would display that the website that you are trying to access is blocked. Companies and educational institutes like to filter out what web pages can, and cannot be accessed so that their students or employees don’t get side tracked. Our ISPs will often block websites due to geographical restrictions.

Hence to stay on top of your game, and access blocked websites online, TEQnation provides the methods below:

  1. Use a Proxy Sites: Using a proxy site just means that you visit your desired webpage through a third party server. A list of proxy sites can be found here. All you have to do is click on the domain, and enter the website you want to unblock. While using proxy sites, just make sure you don’t enter any sensitive data such as passwords or your banking details, and you should be good to go!
  2. Use a VPN: A VPN or a Virtual Private Network not only provides you with a clock on anonymity, but also ensures that you can access everything on the internet. However, since there is no such thing as a free meal in life, VPN’s are also paid services. One such VPN is HideMyAss (https://www.hidemyass.com/), which can be available for about USD 12 a month.How to Access Blocked Content Online?
  3. Internet Archive: The Way Back Machine is an online Internet Archive that takes a backup of your site on a regular bases. This way if your website gets blocked for some reason, then you can still view a version of it, however it won’t be up to date. Make sure to check it out http://www.archive.org/How to Access Blocked Content Online?
  4. URL Recasting: Go to your browser and in the URL you are trying to access, add an “s” right after the “http.” So if the URL was http://www.TEQnation.com, then the new URL should be https://www.TEQnation.com . Then click on “Proceed to,” and the page hopefully should be unblocked.
How to Access Blocked Content Online?
Recasting the URL

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How to See the Thumbnail Picture in YouTube Videos

This article will be dedicated to Shreya, for dropping TEQnation an email asking us how to see the thumbnail picture in YouTube videos. First of all, thanks for asking us your question Shreya, we look forward to answering it in this post. We at TEQnation highly encourage you readers to ask away, and let us know what you want to read about, or what you would like to know about, so keep it up readers!

The first step is to open the YouTube video for which you want to see the thumbnail in a new tab. We recommend doing it in Chrome.

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8 Simple Steps to Extend the Battery Life of Your Laptop

With no charging plugs around we’ve all had that moment where we just needed a few more minutes of battery so we would finish off that essay, or that email that you were supposed to send to your boss an hour ago. It’s when the battery runs out that we realize of all the ways how we could have squeezed the extra juice out of it. In fact, it’s part of human nature to realize the importance of things only when their gone…enough philosophy now, this article aims to teach you readers of ways to extend the battery life of your laptop. Here are 8 simple steps to extend the battery life of your laptop:

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