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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 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 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?
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10 Must Know YouTube Tricks


Watching YouTube is becoming an everyday ritual for some of us nowadays, yet we still don’t use it effectively. This is a ten section guide to enhance your YouTube experience and to teach you to extract more out of YouTube. Let’s take a look:

  1. Slow Motion- You can watch YouTube videos on slow motion! How cool is that eh? All you have to do is click on the video after it has buffered and then hold down the space bar button. Holding down the space bar will play and pause the video, creating a s low motion effect.
  2. Playing from a Specific Point- If you really value your time, and know the video you are watching inside and out, then skip straight to the point you want to watch. All you have to do is add #t=01m35s or #t=01m11s next to the URL, and the video will start from that point. Neat eh?
  3. Play Snake while the Video Buffers- Do you have nothing to do, while you sit and wait for your video to buffer? Then fear not, because you can play snake with the loading icon on in the video. Whilst the video buffers, simply use the up, down, left, and right arrow keys to get started, and chomp away at your food!
  4. Download YouTube Videos- Download your favourite YouTube videos seamlessly by adding “ss” just before the “youtube” in the link. So if the link were https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AqnCSdkjQ0, then to download the video add the “ss” in the link like this https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=0AqnCSdkjQ0. This will send you to an online YouTube video downloader that will do all the work for you. It will even let you select which format of the video you want to download!
  5. Know Your YouTube Shortcuts! – Ever feel too lazy to reach over to the mouse? If so, then learn to use these short cuts to YouTube to make your life easy. Press the spacebar or “k” key to play and pause the videos. The “j” key will rewind the video by 10 seconds, and the “l” key will fast forward it by 10 seconds. Last but not least, if you want to mute the video quickly then use the “m” key. The number “0” will go straight to the beginning of the video, and numbers “1-9” will jump to 10% to 90% of video.
  6. Control YouTube using the Keyboard- If you’re feeling super lazy one day or suddenly think that using the mouse is over rated then it’s time to move on. You can now control YouTube using nothing more than your keyboard. That’s right, all you have to do is type “/lean_back” next to the YouTube URL, and then you can literally lean back and use the user friendly interface to scroll through and watch your favourite channels using your keyboard keys.
  7. Make GIFs from YouTube Videos- To make gif images from your favourite YouTube videos, all you have to do is type “gif” before “youtube” in the URL like this https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=RDvCChbKGas.” Then you can even select the start and end time of the gif and make a meme out of it later!
  8. Customizing the Search Format- Well this isn’t exactly customizing the way YouTube displays the videos you searched for. Actually, why don’t you try searching for “Use the force luke” or “Beam me up scotty” in YouTube and see for yourselves!
  9. Disable Autoplay- The autoplay in YouTube can become annoying at times. To disable or turn of the autoplay feature, all you have to do is move to the top right corner of the YouTube screen and toggle of the autoplay button. That’s it!
  10. Karoake Time! – You can now turn YouTube into your very own Karaoke player. All it takes is just an extension download: Musixmatch to be exact. Download the Musixmatch extension for Google Chrome and see lyrics to your favourite songs overlap music videos.