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Do you use a VPN to connect to Internet and increase your privacy? If you are one of the many you would be sure that the VPN you are paying is really working properly.
You can always use, via browser, one of those dedicated websites that check your Ip and, in some cases, test the real effectiveness of VPN and/or use Terminal.
But, for my experience, if you prefer to test your public IP without using the Terminal, the best tutorial for this specific task has been published by http://www.tecadmin.net.
Recommended!… if you are looking for an extra test that you can manage directly from Terminal.
The first time I noticed doubled icons appearing on my Android 4.4 smartphone I thought that it was a temporary problem. So I tried to solve that with a simple reboot but I didn’t succeed.
Moreover when I tried to delete just one of the doubled icons I uninstalled the App…. This kind of matter is typical of smartphones and it usually doesn’t happen on tablets or Android PCs where you have a dedicated room (the “menu” page) to uninstall software (Apps) and different “screens” to organize them.
This means that if you delete a App’s icon from one of the “screens” you will still have your software installed into your device. The problem of double icons on smartphones is caused by a wrong configuration of your personal settings on Google Play Store.
To solve it, you have to:
1 – find all the problematic Apps;
2 – go to Google Play — Settings – and deselect “Add icon to home screen”;
3 – uninstall the “problematic” Apps;
4 – reinstall them.
To conclude it’s better to solve this kind of problem as soon as you notice it because, to solve the matter, you will have to waste your time uninstalling and reinstalling all the Apps with doubled icons.
If you want to improve your Google searches you can find many useful queries on internet and, if have time, you can also attend a specific Google free course.
But just few people know that there are specific queries available for Gmail.
I found some of them casually when I need to search some specific, old emails into my accounts some days ago. Then I discovered that Google itself published a complete list of all the possible queries accepted by Gmail.
I warmly suggest you to spend some minutes reading and exploring all the queries because they are really useful when you use Gmail in a professional way.
Here, I just want to sum-up some of them that, in my experience, are the most common you can use when you are becoming crazy looking for a specific email you sent or received.
The powerful feature is represented by the possibility to mix the different queries to create super-queries that can intercept the “wanted” email or documents in a less than a second.
Here you are defining the time range and Gmail will show all the emails sent or received between the two specified dates.
From or To
from email@example.com to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Where xyz @zyw.com is the email address you are focusing on.
from:tom OR from:Luis from:tom OR from:Luis -meeting
In this case you are looking for an email from Tom or (plus) Luis but it hasn’t to contain (- minus) the word “meeting”.
Bcc or CC
Where xyz @zyw are specific email addresses you are looking for.
filename:invitation filename:(jpg OR jpeg OR png) filename:(doc OR docx OR pdf) filename:invitation(doc OR docx OR pdf)
And you check into a specific folder. In my case: the Spam folder
Larger or Smaller
Some complex query examples:
from:email@example.com filename:(jpg OR jpeg OR png) to:firstname.lastname@example.org filename:(doc OR docx OR pdf) from:email@example.com filename:invitationfrom firstname.lastname@example.org to:email@example.com filename:(doc OR docx OR pdf) subject:meeting after:2011/10/24 before:2011/11/24 in:spam subject:meeting
When we use our computer outside the USA, the browser is automatically redirect to the local google page. This is not a problem when you are just surfing without any specific goal but often the google automatic redirecting is very annoying because also your search will be customized depending where you are and the language spoken in that country.
To easily avoid this problem you can instruct google to ignore your location just typing http://www.google.com/ncr and your searches will always start as a USA customer. In fact NCR stands for NON COUNTRY REDIRECTING and allows you to use the USA google.com.
On the contrary, if you are in USA and you want to customize your search focusing to a particular foreign country you have to just add a suffix to the google search results link.
In other words, if you are looking for operating banks in Ireland, you have to:
– search into google as usual, typing the word “bank”
– go to the end of your search url and add &gl= followed by the country code where you want to focus your research (de or in or ir or it or …) eg: &gl=ir