Control Your PC Using TeamViewer Remote On Android Device

Did you ever wanted to control your computer using a cellphone, if yes then this post is for you.

There’s a program called as Team Viewer. Most of you must be already familiar with it. But for those who don’t know, it helps you to remotely control another computer. For instance if your friend needs help with a particular issue on his computer then you can remotely connect to his computer using team viewer, provided you both have installed it and you know the password.

In the similar way you can now control your own computer using your Android smartphone. Team viewer has a free Android app called as ‘Team Viewer Remote‘. To control your PC remotely, you have to first install this app on your android device. And then follow the steps given below:

Step 1Create your account on TeamViewer. Download the application for PC, Install it and run it.

Add this Computer - TeamViewer

Step 2 – Login after running the application on PC, and hit add this computer button.

Enter Name and Password TeamViewer

Step 3 – You’ll be asked to enter Computer Name and a Password. Enter your desired name and password and hit Finish.

Computed Added - TeamViewer

Step 4 – Now check if you can find the new computer under My Computers list in Computer & Contacts Window. Check the screenshot above.

My Computers - Teamviewer

Step 5 Install TeamViewer Remote on your Android Device. Run it. Sign in. And you can find My Computers list in here. Click on it and you shall find all computers in this list as shown above.

TeamViewer Remote On Nexus 4

Step 6 –  Hit connect button and you will be connected to the computer. Now you can control your PC using your Android mobile.

Note: For this to work, your Computer and Android device must be –

  1. Turned ON
  2. Connected to Internet
  3. Running TeamViewer with a logged in account.

Schedule PC To Auto-Shutdown Using Simple Shutdown Timer

Did you ever wanted to set a timer or more precisely schedule your PC to shutdown? Well, in this post I’ll show you how to set a timer so as to schedule your PC to shutdown automatically.

Don’t worry there’s no script or programming required to do this. All you need is a tool called as simple shutdown timer.

So basically all you need to do is enter some figures to set the timer and choose action such as shutdown or restart and then hit the start button.

Simple Shutdown Timer - By PcWinTech.com
Simple Shutdown Timer – By PcWinTech.com

This will initiate auto shutdown when the timer runs out. This is useful to save battery if you’re downloading a torrent on laptop overnight. You know what I mean, right?

Export Facebook Birthdays To Google Calendar

After getting Nexus 4, I’ve been wondering if I can export all birthdays from my Facebook account to the Google calendar, so as to view them on my phone even when I’m not connected to the internet. And it seems there’s a way to do that.

So in this post I’ll be talking about how to export birthdays from Facebook account to Google calendar and also the advantages of doing this.

How To Export Facebook Birthdays To Google Calendar?

Step 1 – Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/list

Export Option Facebook Events

Step 2 – Click Settings icon on the top right corner. And now choose Export option.

Export Events and Birthdays Facebook

Step 3 – Right click on ‘Export your friends birthdays‘ option and select copy link.

Step 4 – Go to Google Calender and see the left sidebar.

Add by URL - Google Calendar
Add by URL – Google Calendar

Step 5 – Paste the previously copied URL or Link over here.  And hit Add Calendar button.

The advantages of exporting Facebook birthdays to Google account are as follows –
When you export birthdays to Google account, they are in synchronization with Facebook at all times. So if you add a new friend, their birthday will be automatically added to Google calendar.

Also when you Sync Google Calendar with your Android device, all birthdays will be available with you even when you’re not connected.

This is how you can export Facebook birthdays to Google Calendar. I hope this helps. And if you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Thanks.

How To Find YouTube Inbox After Linking with Google Plus

With the new channel one layout for YouTube, Most people are unable to find inbox. You might think this post is really useless or totally not needed but trust me there are many YouTube users who are not able to find their inbox.

After joining YouTube product forums and answering to more than 100’s of topics, I can now safely say that with the new changing layout of YouTube, users are unable to find inbox with ease.

For example, users who have linked their YouTube account with Google plus are having trouble to find the YouTube inbox. I don’t know if they have fixed the problem, but after reading several threads I came to know that the YouTube inbox is always accessible via the following URL: www.youtube.com/inbox

That’s all I wanted to share in this thread. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. And if you find this helpful, subscribe to blog feed for more amazing posts.

Facebook made stickers available on the web

If you have been waiting for the facebook stickers to come to PC, then here’s a good news for you guys. Facebook stickers have come to the web. This means you can use stickers on the facebook website via any device including PC.

Facebook had made the stickers available for its Android and iOS apps few months ago. Stickers were appreciated by many users in a short span of time maybe because using a emoticon like : ) is just not enough today.

Facebook has been adding new sets of stickers over time and every new set never failed to impress me. They are just so lovely and cute. Also they have added a Sticker store option, I guess they are planning to sell premium sets of stickers in future. Well, only time will tell.

Facebook Sticker Update – July 2013

But for now, They’ve made stickers available for PC. I’ve just received the update and wanted to share it with you guys. Check the screenshot above.

How To Switch To New Gmail Layout With Tabs

The new G-mail inbox is amazing. While it is a turn off for some people, it’s really quite helpful to me. Google describes the new tabs as a way to “put you back in control so that you can see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read and when.” Click here to watch their Promotional video about the new Gmail Layout with tabs (2013).

The new inbox organizes all emails in separate categories. The categories are primary, social, promotions, updates and forums. Now this type of inbox is really helpful to me because of many reasons.

My Opinion

First reason is that I’m a regular forum member on various Google product forums and I receive loads of mails for the threads to which I post or subscribe to. Previously these mails used to appear along with other personal or important emails. But now these emails are isolated and stored in a completely new category.

The second best reason is that all promotional emails are identified and stored separately under promotions tab. So these kind of emails no longer get mixed with the emails which matter to me.

In the similar way, the social tab groups all the emails from social sites like Facebook, twitter, YouTube, etc. The updates tab groups all kinds of updates or notifications. For example: If a new comment is posted on my blog, I get an email notification which is available under updates tab. All other emails which are sent directly to my mail address are available under primary tab.

 The New Layout in Brief

  • Primary: person-to-person conversations and messages that don’t appear in other tabs
  • Social: messages from social networks, media-sharing sites and other social websites
  • Promotions: deals, offers, and other marketing emails
  • Updates: auto-generated updates including confirmations, bills, receipts, bills, and statements
  • Forums: messages from online groups, discussion boards, and mailing lists

Source for brief info – Lifehacker

How to enable the New Gmail Layout?

To enable the new layout, just follow the steps given below.

Configure Gmail Inbox

  • Visit your Gmail Account.
  • Click the settings icon on the very right.
  • Click configure inbox.
  • Now select the tabs which you would like to see.
  • And hit save.

Using Google Keep with your Android Device

Since I’ve purchased Nexus 4, I have been writing posts about Android and Google Plus. Recently i discovered a new app called Google Keep. Its a light weight app and very useful, especially for bloggers.

Using Google Keep you can write a note, make a list, click a image or even record your voice. And guess what? it will be available on all your devices. Since it will be synced in a matter of seconds (provided you have an internet connection like Wi-Fi or Mobile Network).

I am using Google Keep every single day. I just note down any random idea which crosses my mind so i can use it later on (maybe to blog, create video or a comic). Check the screenshot given below.

Using Google Keep On Nexus 4
Using Google Keep On Nexus 4

In the screenshot you can see, i have written a blog post then there’s the list of games, an idea of codefap comic 23 and a list of topics to write about.

How to use Google Keep?

Just get the Google Keep app from Play Store and install it on your Android device. Now you can quickly make notes, record your voice, make a list or capture an image.

Now just make sure you enable sync when you connect your Android device to the internet via Wi-Fi or mobile network. And all your data will be synced to cloud.

You can then access this data from any device at https://drive.google.com/keep/