Thursday, 3 August 2017

Disable Those Annoying Taskbar Pop-Up Suggestions In Windows 10

disable annoying taskbar pop up suggestions in win 10  
Microsoft really wants you to use the Edge browser on your Windows 10 laptop. If you don’t, you’ll get task-bar pop-ups advertising for it. It’s annoying. Here’s how to turn them off.
Every time I open Chrome, Windows tells me I’ll get better battery life if I use Edge instead. Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t care, I want to use Chrome. Stop pestering me Windows. If you feel the same way, here’s the fix:


How to Securely Dispose of an SSD

  1. Hit the Windows key or click the Windows menu in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear symbol) > System > Notifications & Actions.
  3. Disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” toggle.
  4. Use whatever applications you want without being judged.
It’s a minor inconvenience, sure, but it’s so much nicer now that I can use my preferred choice of browser in peace.


How to recover corrupted files / lost files from corrupt or accidentally formatted USB devices.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

OMG!!! Justin Beiber Slams Paparazzi With His Jeep After Church Service

Justin Beiber makes headlines again, after using his Jeep to ram a photographer taking his pictures while he was leaving the Church.
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 It seems Christianity as a Celebrity is becoming a whole lot of stree for him as he has been bouncing from one situation to another. First was when he was banned from performing in China for his bad behavior (that must have hurt) and the next was canceling the remainder of his Purpose Tour to allegedly focusing on being spiritual by attending Church activities.
While he was leaving the City Church in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, Justin rammed into a paparazzi with his Truck as he was driving out of the church.

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Lt. Scott Dowling of the Beverly Hills Police Department says the accident occurred outside the Saban Theater at 9:24 p.m. According to Lt. Dowling, the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital.
According to a source on the scene, Justin Bieber, was trying to drive away from the church but a slew of photographers was at the end of the driveway.
“He tried to scare away the paparazzi but as he neared the group, he accidentally hit one of the photographers who were in his path.’
As at this moment, it is not fully confirmed if the photographer would be suing the Canaddian singer.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Bill Gates Dethroned! See The New “Richest Man In The World”

Jeff Bezos, owner of online retail giant, surpassed Bill Gates as the richest man in the world on Thursday.
According to Forbes,  Bezos emerged as the the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever.
When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates, who was last surpassed on Forbes’ real-time rankings for just two days nearly a year ago by Spanish retail giant Amancio Ortega.
Forbes started tracking billionaires around the globe in 1987. Bezos is now the seventh person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the third American to top the global ranks besides Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

Friday, 21 July 2017


The Joint Admission and matriculation board – JAMB –  has warned candidates who wish to effect changes on either their course and institution or make corrections on any of their data that it the process can only be done twice.

JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview in Bwari, FCT, on while officially announcing the reopening of the 2017 Change of course/institution and data correction exercise on Wednesday.
According to him, “You are allowed to change courses and institutions not more than two times, if you change the first time and experience an issue, you are allowed to change the second time.

JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview in Bwari, FCT, on while officially announcing the reopening of the 2017 Change of course/institution and data correction exercise on Wednesday.

According to him, “You are allowed to change courses and institutions not more than two times, if you change the first time and experience an issue, you are allowed to change the second time.
He warned candidates against going to unapproved CBT centres for their change of course/ Institution and data correction.
He emphasised that the JAMB board will not be held liable in events whereby a person’s change is not reflected.

“We have had a situation where candidates will go to Cyber Cafés and do whatever they like and then say the change did not reflect, the board will not entertain such complaints.” he stated.
He equally said that the process of change of courses and institutions could be done with the payment of N100 in JAMB Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres, and N250 at other approved centres.

How to recover corrupted files / lost files from corrupt or accidentally formatted USB devices.

           The issue of files getting lost or corrupted is a hot topic on many online forums. At some point or the other, you might have lost a file to accidental deletion, corruption or circumstances you can’t explain. I myself recall those dark days when i would save my favorite songs on my 256 MB MP3 player (256 MB of then felt like the 100 GB of now) and then for reasons unknown, they would just stop playing and I would have to format my beloved MP3 player then start the music hunt from scratch; tragic! If you have been through a similar or worse experience, then i shall – in this tutorial – explain how to recover corrupted files or lost files so you can say goodbye to such bitter occurrences.
What is a corrupted file?
A corrupted file is a computer file that has become unreadable, unusable, maliciously altered or inoperable to your computer (be it a laptop / desktop PC, mobile device etc). In other words, your computer either can’t recognize such a file and thus, tags it as void or is running a malicious file instead of the original.
What could cause a file to get corrupt?
Sincerely, there are quite a number of reason why files get corrupted. Common reasons are:

  • Bug in the Software that created the file: The software which created the file in question might have experienced a run time error while saving or creating the file.
  • Virus or Malware: Malware or virus might corrupt certain programs or damage the file system itself. For this reason, new or existing files might experience a modification which would leave them corrupted.
  • Improper unmounting: This usually occurs when an external storage device (SD Card, USB stick, External Hard Disk etc) is suddenly disconnected from your computer while actively in use or without using the safely remove or eject option.
  • Error occurring during reading, storage, writing, transmission or processing of files: Interruption of data transmission ( like a poor wireless connection or environmental conditions like rain) and hardware / software failure are also common causes of corrupted files.
  • Power outages or other power-related problems.
  • Hardware problems or failures i.e hard drive failures, bad sectors, bad RAM, and the likes.
  • Crash dumps or poor programming which could result in a hard restart or incorrectly saved data.
How do I know when a file is corrupted ?
File corruption could either be of the detected or undetected type. The detected types are the ones you would usually notice due to error messages while the undetected types are silent (could be dangerous) alterations which still leave the file undamaged. There are some general indicators of a corrupted file:
  • If you try to run or open the file using a program which should be able to read it but can’t or you get an error message then the file is likely corrupted.
  • If you try to delete the file and your computer pops up a ‘…could not recognize…’ error message and isn’t able to delete the file then the file is likely corrupted.
  • An altered checksum can also be used to identify a corrupt file.
My files just vanished without me deleting them, why?
It is possible they have been accidentally deleted or hidden from you either by a malware or by a user of the computer.
Why do my files keep getting corrupt whenever I try to move them?
This mostly points to an already corrupt or damaged storage device (SD card, USB stick, HDD etc). It is important you repair the storage device ( See how-to-fix-repair-corrupt-memory-card-sd-card-or-usb-drive/ ) which you have been attempting to transfer your files to without success. It is sometimes due to a malware infected PC.
How do I prevent my files from getting corrupted ?
  • Avoid forced-shutdowns i.e shutting down by holding down the power button.
  • Ensure to use the ‘safely remove’ or ‘eject’ option before disconnecting a USB device.
  • Avoid hibernating or sleeping your PC for too long
  • Run regular checks and maintenance on your storage devices
  • Have a strong and updated antivirus installed on your PC
  • Whenever you get an error while trying to run a file, ensure to troubleshoot
  • Be wary of the kinds of software you install ( PC optimizers, RAM boosters etc)
  • Allow files to finish cloying or downloading before using
How do i prevent my files from getting lost ?
The most reliable approach is to frequently backup your files to an external storage device ( SD Card, USB stick, external HDD etc) for easy retrieval in case of data loss. Also, avoid using SHIFT+DEL on your PC, use just DEL instead so that deleted files will be sent to the Recycle bin from which they can easily be restored.
Can corrupt files harm my device?
This would depend on the file in question. If the corrupted file is an important OS file, or a file corrupted by a virus then you might want to have the issue rectified asap because your PC is at risk. If however it is just some media file which got corrupted due to improper handling then its harmless to your PC, you only lose the file.
How can I recover corrupted files / lost files?
Data recovery comes in very handy when you find yourself in such a mess. Here are a few good methods:
How to fix a faulty storage drive using CHKDSK
The chkdsk command helps scan a drive for errors and fix if specified. To use chkdsk:
  • Connect the storage device to a safe PC and wait for it to be recognized
  • Open ‘My Computer’ and note the storage device’s drive letter (e.g I , G or H)
  • Press your windows button and search for cmd.exe
  • Right-click on it and run it as Administrator
  • If the storage drive letter is G, type chkdsk /f G: then press Enter (note the spaces)
How to recover files turned to shortcuts by the recycler virus
 The recycler virus is responsible for those times when all your files get replaced by their shortcuts which would all be the same size alongside some other shortcuts like porn, sexy etc. To fix this:
  • Connect the storage device to a safe PC and wait for it to be recognized
  • Open ‘My Computer’ and note the storage device’s drive letter (e.g I , G or H)
  • Press your windows button and search for cmd.exe
  • Right-click on it and run it as Administrator
  • Type G: and press enter (where G is the drive letter from the second step above)
  • Type attrib -r -a -s -h /s /d and press enter (*Note: put a space between each item like -r space -a space -s ……)
  • Wait for the process to finish running then go to your storage device
  • All your files should have been returned.
  • Delete any folder called recycler
How to show hidden files and folders
 It is possible that your files have been hidden from view either by another user or a malware. To show hidden files:
  • Tap the windows button or click the start button.
  • Search for Folder Options.
  • Click it when found.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Tick or check Show hidden files, folders and drives .
  • Click OK then Apply
How to search for a file using its extension
 Its possible that the files are still on your computer but their locations have changed. You can search for a file using its extension (last 3 characters after the “.” in the file name). To do this:
  • Tap the windows button or click the start button.
  • Search for .avi for movies of type avi
  • A list of .avi movies will be shown to you
  • Click ‘See more’ to view all .avi files
  • You could search for .mp4 , .mp3 , .jpg , .3gp, .png etc
How to recover lost files using data recovery software
Data Recovery Software can help you recover lost files even after they have been deleted and the drive formatted. You can try Icare Data Recovery, Recuva or TestDisk .
How can I repair corrupted files?
There are a number of approaches you could apply to repair corrupt files. One valuable tool in repairing corrupt OS files is the SFC / SCANNNOW command. To run it:
  • Press the windows button or click the start menu.
  • Search for cmd.exe
  • Right-click on it and run as Administrator
  • Click Yes or enter your Admin password if prompted for it
  • Type SFC /SCANNOW (*Note: Ensure to leave a space between SFC and /)
  • Press Enter
  • Your files will then be scanned and repaired if necessary. It may take 10 or 20 minutes, depending on your system
Sometimes, files aren’t saved with the correct file extension after download or transfer. For example, a movie file (.avi) might have been saved as .txt. Changing the file extension of such a file could fix the issue. Also, File-repair is a good tool but if it can’t repair a file of your choice then it means you need a file-format specific repair tool. You can request for such a tool at the HOVATEK FORUM and ensure to state the file type you wish to repair.
See video tutorial below:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Portugal 2016 Best Player

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been named Portugal’s Player of the Year for 2016.
Ronaldo led his country to their first major title at the European Championship last summer.
He beat club teammate Pepe and Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio to the prize.
The 32-year-old forward also led Real Madrid to their 11th Champions League triumph last May, converting the winning penalty to secure the title ahead of Atletico Madrid.
He also finished as the competition’s top scorer with 16 goals.
Ronaldo sustained early injury in the Euro 2016 final against hosts France, but Portugal pushed on to win the game in extra-time, marking the national team’s greatest-ever triumph at the Stade de France last July.
Ronaldo said at the Quinas de Ouro gala on Monday, “It was a very special year for me because the Euros was the only trophy I was still missing.
“I want to thank the Portuguese people again, they gave us confidence on our way to the title.”
Other award-winners on the night included Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, who won the best young player award.
National team manager, Fernando Santos was named coach of the year.

Must Read: Top Four Unhealthy Habits That Depress Your Vàgina

Unhealthy habits that depress your vagina

Ever heard of vulvodynia? It’s a condition that causes chronic pain, rawness or irritation that comes and goes, burning and sensitivity in the vulva – that outer part of the v*gina.
Gynaecologists say many things can be responsible for vulvodynia, otherwise known as v*gina depression. They are as follow…
1. Washing with too much soap: Any type of soap, however gentle, can be irritating to the labia, says a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Jane Minkin.
“The less (soap) you use, the better. Once a day or after a gym session, work up a small lather from a soap made with no dyes or fragrances, which can itch or burn,” says Minkin.
2. Getting a tattoo on or near v*gina: Tempted to get a tattoo below the belt? Consider how it might affect your v*gina. Having a tattoo done anywhere on your anatomy can trigger redness and inflammation, but your v*ginal area has the most sensitive skin of your entire body, says Minkin.
So, you’re practically asking for a rash and itchy irritation. Even the cheap dye from a temporary tattoo can have the same effect, she says. So, get body art on your ankle, arm, or back instead.
3. Lubricating it with baby oil: So, you’re ready for s*x, and to get things going quick, you rub on some baby oil or another petroleum jelly product. Hmmm! Your v*gina isn’t going to be happy.
Oil-based lubricants are thicker and don’t wash out very easily, so they can get stuck in your v*ginal canal and eventually trap bacteria along with it, resulting in infection, says Minkin. Stick with silicone- or water-based lube instead. Because they wash out easily, they make your vagina smile.
4. Not taking off your gym clothes after a workout: As you lounge around in your sweaty gym pants, bacteria are breeding like crazy, thanks to all that perspiration your below-the-belt region produces (your v*ginal area is packed with sweat glands, you know).
If bacteria get into your vaginal canal, they can upset the balance of the microbes that normally live there and cause a yeast infection, says Minkin.
Change out of your sweaty, stinky gear as soon as you can, and take a quick shower to wash away the sweat that allows infection-causing bugs to thrive.

OMG!!! 30 Year Old Man Unable To Have Séx After Botched Penile Surgery

A man who underwent a vasectomy has been left with a horrific condition that makes him unable to have s*x.
A 30-year-old man has been left unable to have s*x and faces having both of his testicles removed after a botched vasectomy.
According to The Sun UK, the man, identified as Daniel and a father of five, has only managed to have s*x with his wife Sara once in the last four years.
Even then, he ended up in hospital in excruciating pain, reports say.
Daniel had undergone a vasectomy in 2012, an irreversible surgery that sterilizes men and makes them unable to impregnate a woman again.
David had his first child at 19, and is father to four girls and a boy. He has been unable to have four four years since he had the procedure.
He said his injuries have left him in “constant and unbearable agony” and the operation has “destroyed his life.”
David reportedly had a vasectomy in Nottingham in January 2012, but said that the 12 anaesthetic injections he was given failed to work and that he “could feel everything” while the surgery lasted.
Four years later, he suffers from sharp shooting pains through his groin and into his stomach.
Doctors have told David, that he is “suffering from post-vasectomy pain syndrome.”
The condition is a known complication of the surgery, but the cause of it can be unclear.
Experts believe it’s triggered by various scenarios, one of which is a build-up of scar tissue in the area.
A leak of sperm into the testicle tissue can also cause the pain, by triggering intense inflammation as the body sees the sperm as a foreign body.
Other theories include nerve damage caused during the surgery, and interrupting the natural drainage of sperm.
David said the pain was so bad he has had to take morphine tablets for the past three years.
The doting dad, who was driven to a suicide by his condition, is on a waiting list to have an operation where his scrotum will be pumped full of anti-inflammatory drugs.
If that doesn’t work, he will have both of his testicles removed.
Speaking exclusively to the Sun Online, David said: “They can take my testicles for all I care. I just want the pain to be over.
“They can take them like a dog, I just want to be free of the pain.”

‘Why I Will Never Coach Real Madrid’- Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid Coach, Diego Simeone has said he will never manage fierce La Liga rivals, Real Madrid.
Simeone, regarded as one of the world’s best coaches, says he would never take charge of Los Blancos.
The 46-year-old has been in charge at Atletico since 2011 and has developed into one of the world’s most highly rated coaches.
The Argentine gaffer has led Atletico to Europa Cup victory, a league title and numerous cups, and has reached two Champions League finals.
Although he may be wanted by numerous European giants, Simeone said coaching Real Madrid was out of the question.
He told Ondo Cero, “I will never coach Real Madrid.
“It is logical because of feelings. They wouldn’t call me either.
“I am young, maybe someday I will lead another Spanish team.”
He, however, reiterated his desire to one day coach the national team.
He added, “At some point, I would like to coach Argentina, but I have to improve as a coach.

Transfer News!! Schweinsteiger ‘Sad’ To Leave Man United For Chicago Fire (Read What He Said)

Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he is sad to be leaving Manchester United after Chicago Fire confirmed he had joined them.
The MLS club are offering him a one-year contract worth £70,000 a week – which will make him one of the 10 highest-paid players in the MLS – after agreeing a deal with United late on Monday night.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Schweinsteiger is still in the United Kingdom and will jet out to Chicago to complete a medical once he obtains a work permit and a working visa.
“I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United,” Schweinsteiger told United’s official website. “But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up the challenge at Chicago Fire.
“I have enjoyed working with the manager, the players and staff here and wish them all the best in the future. But I have to reserve special thanks to the United fans – whose support has been a very special part of my time in Manchester.
“I was delighted to be part of the squad that won the FA Cup for them last season and will always remember their energy and their passion. Now is the right time for me to start a new chapter in Chicago and I am looking forward to it.”