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How to save an entire website to browse it offline

Surely more than once you thought about a way to download a full website to navigate through it without being connected to the Internet. Surely something very useful when you expect to be offline for some time, like when you go on a trip somewhere without signal, or when you go through a path with an unreliable data coverage or unstable WiFi connection and you would like to browse a particular site as if you were online.

It is true that modern browsers can download the different pages of the same site in HTML format for viewing offline, but it limits the power to navigate to other options, menus or content, since the links are lost and keep on pointing to the online version. This way you only download the page on which you clicked Save as Webpage.

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Guide: AMD Radeon RX 460 vs RX 470 vs RX 480 Specs and Benchmark Comparison, which model should I choose?

The new AMD RX and NVIDIA GTX 1000 are now available for purchase, a new generation of graphics cards with which their manufacturers have followed a very clear and distinct strategy.

On one hand, AMD has presented three new products: the RX 480, the RX 470 and the RX 460, while NVIDIA has presented a total of five: the 3GB GTX 1060, the 6GB GTX 1060, the GTX 1080 and the GTX TITAN X Pascal.

As we can see, the folks at Sunnyvale have made a more controlled launch, betting on upper middle and lower middle range products, but are working on Vega, their new high end graphics card, planned to be launched in 2017.

This strategy is easily understood for one simple reason, which is that they are trying to capitalize on the investment they made on the Fury and Fury X, equipped with HBM memory cards and that are capable of great performance.

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How to get rid of Malware and Spyware

If you notice an abnormal slowdown of your PC, or your system acts in a strange way when you surf the web, opening endless pop-ups on every click, even on Google, perhaps your computer is affected by Malware or Spyware.

These, at times, especially malware, are harmless and simply redirect you to advertising pages (Adware), but it could happen that you actually run into software capable of stealing your sensitive information and dramatically slow down your PC.

Well, if you have even the doubt of being infected, maybe it is time to do something about it.

ComboFix is a free tool available for Windows that can fully analyze your PC in search of such infections, eliminating them and returning the system to normal.

Compatible OSs are: Windows XP / Vista / 7 32 and 64 bit.

If your OS is not supported, we recommend ADW cleaner, which we will cover later.

We would like to inform you that this is program is as powerful as it dangerous and could cause damage and instability if not used properly. QWERTYmag assumes no liability for misuse and for any damage caused to your computer.

Combofix is available to download on the official page and requires no installation. It is actually a program that once downloaded will allow you to run it without further littering the system.

When the download is done, be sure to disable all antivirus and firewall protections that you have active and close all programs. Failure to close the antivirus could cause instability in the program and consequently cause crashes or incorrect reports.

NOTE: For greater efficiency is recommended to run it in Windows Safe Mode.

After starting the software it will create a system restore point in case something goes wrong and will verify that you have disabled any antivirus software, launching a warning message if you had forgotten something. If everything is ok will start its run in search of threats.

After about fifty stages the program will cancel the Malware and, when the operation is over, restart your computer generating a report on the work done, and deleted files.

When you then turn the PC back on, wait for the report generation to finish and reactivate all your security systems.

Well, now re-open your browser and you will notice that all the problems have vanished as if by magic.

Guide: Set the correct colour range of connected monitors via HDMI and DVI

Maybe you have already noticed, but very often when you connect a new monitor to the video card colours are not used to the full, making the overall enjoyment of contents not as good as it should be. All this is caused by Windows and drivers that, when they detect a new monitor, set an inappropriate colour profile. With the correct colour profile in fact the blacks will be much “blacker” and, in general, colours will feel truer and much more “alive”. Now let’s see how to fix this problem.

If you have NVIDIA

If you use DVI or HDMI to connect your monitor, this small fix that will automatically set the right level of RGB (0-255). Method:

  1. Download the software from this LINK
  2. Unzip the contents into a folder to store later
  3. Right-click on the extracted file and click “Run as Administrator.”
  4. Click on the newly appeared window , “Set Full Range (0-255)
  5. Restart your PC to enjoy the improvement.

If indeed you notice an improvement in the situation, remember that it will require a new adjustment of brightness and contrast.

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How to Get Rid of (Delete) Android Viruses?

Android is a very flexible operating system. Compared to competing platforms like iOS and Windows Phone, it gives more freedom of action to the user, but this evident advantage means taking some more risks about informatics safety.

The opportunity to install apps from external sources, “outside” the Google Play Store, and the pretty wide spread of the operating system (it’s the most used platform in the world, as regards smartphones) has meant that Android attracted some unpleasant attentions from cybercriminals, who create malwares aimed to spy the users’ activities, collecting their data and sometimes activating some very expensive premium services by SMS.

To protect yourself from this kind of risk, you need to use your own smartphone/tablet wisely, avoiding downloads of apps from external sources (but it must be said that sometimes, viruses have been found even on the Play Store, disguised as innocuous games or apps) and, if possible, installing a good antivirus: there are many of them, even for free, without slowing the system down at all, and getting to guarantee a great level of protection. If you want, I can suggest you some of the best ones around and teach you how to delete Android viruses by using them. It won’t take long, I promise.

How to prevent malwares installation on Android

Before we take a look to the best antimalware apps currently available on Android, let’s clear up an important point: to reasonably rest easy, you should just download apps from safe sources only, so from the Play Store only, from developers with proven reliability, and don’t root the Android system.  (Read More: How to Root Android Phone)

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The New Pascal-based Nvidia Titan X and Quadro GPUs

Nvidia, a leading graphics card manufacturer, has recently announced new GPUs based on its next-generation Pascal architecture. The Nvidia Titan X is a step above the 1080 GTX, while the new Nvidia Quadro is suited to the professional sector.

The Nvidia Titan X – New flagship

The new Nvidia Titan X promises benefits that are 50% greater than the 1080 GTX.

According to Nvidia, the Titan X is able to offer performance up to 50% higher than the company’s previous flagship, the 1080 GTX, which was already the most powerful GPU at the time. While the latter only boasted with 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM memory with a 256-bit bus, the Nvidia Titan X has 12 GB and a 384-bit bus, with a consumption of 250 W – just 70W superior to GTX 1080 and just as much as the old GTX Titan X.

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How to Reset Android Phone to Factory Settings (Fully Erase Everything)

Before selling any computer, smartphone or tablet, it is essential to protect your privacy by formatting the device. Formatting – as you surely know already – is a process by which you delete all files on a drive keeping it serviceable.

Be careful though: simple formatting is not enough. To make sure that your old data has been truly deleted and cannot be subsequently recovered with some specialist software (like the ones I mentioned in the tutorial on how to recover photos on Android), you need to overwrite all the empty space on the drive using a process called “wiping”.

I know that it may seem like a tricky thing to do – a prerogative of experienced users – but it really is not so. In order to prove it, I will now explain how to format Android and how to “wipe” a smartphone or a tablet using some free apps. I bet you will be surprised by how simple it is!

Preliminary operations

Backup

Before formatting your device, save a backup copy of all its files and apps. There are a lot of apps suitable for the purpose, and I will point some out to you right away:

  • Titanium Backup (Need Root)- the best app for backups on Android devices. It saves apps and data on external or internal storage. I have explained how to use it in quite some detail in my guide about how to backup Android.
  • EasyBackup – another backup app, less powerful than Titanium but works without root access. You can find info and instructions on how to use it in the post about Android backup I have just linked.
  • SMS Backup & Restore – Excellent free app that lets you back up all text messages saved on your phone.

Speaking about text messages, I must point out my post on how to re-install WhatsApp where I have shown you the proper steps to save WhatsApp chats and restore them if necessary

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How to Backup Android Phone to PC or Cloud

Are you afraid that your dear – and pretty expensive – Android smartphone could suddenly get broken? That you could lose all apps and data you saved on the device? Well, it’s good of you to be worried of it. But don’t be paranoid!

By now, there are really lots of apps with which you can save data from Android devices and, when needed, restore it pretty easily. Install one of those on your smartphone, and you’ll finally free yourself from worries of losing texts, contacts, photos, videos, calendar appointments or any other data saved on the device’s memory.

Be careful though: the most effective and complete apps for Android’s backup need the root. This means that – if you haven’t done it yet – you must read my guide about how to root Android and unlock you phone, by following its instructions. Then, roll up your sleeves and find out precisely how to make an Android backup, with the instructions I’m giving to you. I assure you everything will be easier than you think.

Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup is the top about Android backup. It lets you copy all the apps installed on your phone, their settings and data, offering, at the same time, a quick restore option, which allows you to reintegrate them on the device just with a few “taps”.

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Root Android: how to root android phone without or with computer [Full Guide]

Android is an open source system. This not only means that developers can get its source and make custom versions of it, but, also, that we (users) could customize our mobile devices’ software, thanks to an high level of flexibility.

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To increase our freedom of action even more, we can apply an unlocking procedure called Root, which lets you bypass all the restrictions that usually deny the access to “deeper” areas of the system.

In simple terms, when you root Android, you become a 100% “master” of your device. You can edit operating system files, “overclock” your smartphone (that is: increase its performances) by editing hardware parameters (such as the cpu frequency). There are many interesting apps which require the device to have root in order to work. For example, like this ones that lets you make complete backups of the system, or control the device in remote.  Besides, the new cellphones usually come with pre-installed apps that you just cannot uninstall (unless you have rooted your device) . Another advantage is that being root you will have the total control of your Android operating system, and you will even be able of changing the operating system manually or at advanced levels. Those are just some examples of what you can do or how root could help you.

Is it dangerous to root ?

It’s a completely legal operation, but it often voids the warranty of your smartphone (or tablet): it all depends by the producer’s policies.

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How to boot iPhone in DFU mode

Are you trying to restore or update your iPhone, but you can’t complete the operation due to unusual error messages shown in iTunes? Don’t panic. Before you call Apple support service, or even think about a replacement of your apple phone, try to reset the device through DFU mode.

The DFU (acronym for Device Firmware Update) is a modality that lets you reinstall or update the iPhone firmware, bypassing its boot loader, so avoiding all those obstacles and troubles that sometimes could make iTunes freeze or crash.

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