How to Stop Websites from Mining CryptoCurrency on your Computer or Mobile

With the recent uprising in the cryptocurrency world , websites have discovered a javascript code that allows them to consume users CPU for mining digital currency irrespective of whether you’re using a PC or smartphone without your knowledge and consent due to which your processor consumes full power and wears out fast.

So if you want to stop these websites from using your hardware here’s a step by step guide for different platforms:

1)Stop Websites From Mining via Desktops(or Laptops):

On Desktops you can stop it by adding the browser extensions. Pre-installed browsers on Mac(Safari) and Windows (Edge) do not have the add-ons feature as found in Chrome or Firefox. So start using Chrome or Firefox while browsing.

We need to add the No-Coin extension from Chrome or Firefox . Here’s a look of the extension on Chrome Screenshot_5

Based on your preferred browser download No Coin for Chrome by clicking here and for Firefox by clicking here.

2) Stop Websites from Mining via Smartphones:

To block websites from mining on smartphones processor either disable the JavaScript or enable the Browser Extensions as above.

 Disable JavaScript on Android:

1.Open Chrome ,go to Settings by clicking on top right corner ,then under advanced    go to Site settings where you’ll find the JavaScrips option.

2.After Selecting JavaScript disable it

Similarly  to disable JavaScript in Firefox browser click here.

Browser Extensions are not available for Chrome on mobile. However for Firefox the method remains the same as of desktop.

Disable JavaScript on iOS:

Following are the steps to disable JavaScript:

  •  Launch the “Settings” app and tap on “Safari”
  • Go to “Advanced” and locate “Javascript”, then flip the switch to the OFF position
  • Exit Settings
  • Quit and relaunch Safari for the change to take effect

Using your device’s processor with your consent is agreeable as websites need to generate different ways to earn revenue however secretly using your hardware is unethical.So to avoid being the victim follow the steps mentioned above.

How To Watch YouTube videos in Picture-in-Picture mode on any Android device

With the release of Android 8.0 on 21st August 2017, Google modernized on how we watch YouTube videos by releasing the Picture in Picture mode where in we can watch the videos even while using other apps.However for viewing in PiP mode you need to be a YouTube Red member and have an Android 8.0 device. 

As a lot of devices still haven’t received the 8.0 update this feature is quite handy So to use this feature here’s a quick guide for you:

Install the Float Tube Video player by clicking this link.

1. After installing click on the share button of YouTube video you are watching and select the Float Tube Video player

How to access the app via YouTube2.Now click on the icon in the bottom right corner of the player to switch on the Picture in Picture mode and enjoy watching videos while using different applications.

Accessing PiP mode and final look of the feature

How To Install Oreo Launcher On Any Android Device

Recently Google announced the Android 8.0 Oreo with Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices getting the initial updates. One’s who own other Android devices it’s just a mystery as to when Oreo will come on their devices.
There’s no need to worry. Developers have figured out a way to get Oreo Launcher on any Android device with NoRoot required.

Installation:

1: Allow Installation from Unknown Sources (Settings->Security->Unknown Sources)

2:  Go to GitHub page at this link. Search for the Rootless Pixel Launcher 2.1 and then click on Launcher3-aosp-debug.apk and download it

3: Once the launcher is installed , make the  Launcher3 as your default launcher and allow the notification access when prompted.

Undo-Installation:

1: For Uninstalling go to

Settings>Apps->Launcher3 and click on the uninstall button.