Saturday, August 16, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Clash of Clans FAQ

One of the hottest mobile games on Android right now is Clash of Clans. With over five million installs, this game is proving to be quite the hit among Android users. So what kind of common problems or issues have people encountered while playing this fun strategic game? Well, in an attempt to help anyone who is new to Clash of Clans, we have compiled a list of common questions people had about the game. If you have any that has not been answered yet then feel free to comment using the form below and we will answer it to the best of our abilities.

How to get free gems on Clash of Clans?
The most common question people had was on the best way to get free gems from the game. First, when you search for this on Google, you are going to come across plenty of websites that claim that they can get you free gems by simply filling in some information in a random tool. Unfortunately, this is not really going to work. In most cases, those 'hacking' tools are scams. If you don't want to gain the risk of losing your Facebook account then don't take part in those activities. So how on earth do you get free gems then? Well, the easiest way is to simply complete achievements or objectives. There are a lot of different achievements one can unlock. For example, if you unlock the bigger & better achievement then you can get at least five gems. Try these achievements out and see how many gems you can gain. If you are looking for an immediate solution then you will have to buy the gems.

How to get rid of ads on Clash of Clans?
Yes, those ads can get pretty annoying when they pop up on your phone but they are here to stay. Remember, this game is technically free, unless you are spending money on extra items. For the game creators to keep this game free, they will need to make money somehow and the only option for them to make money is by setting up ads in the game. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to get rid of these ads so you'll just have to suck it up.

How to find new friends for Clash of Clans?
Don't have any friends that play Clash of Clans? Need to find other people or strangers to play with you? Your best luck here is to either join the official Clash of Clans forum and find people there who are willing to become your friend or check some of the unofficial Facebook groups that focus on the game. Obviously, having friends in the game is an important element of succeeding so you definitely want to build your social circle by reaching out to other players around you.

How to delete your account
Had enough of the game or want to start a new account? Deleting the app alone and installing it again probably won't be enough. You'll also have to clear the cache in your phone by going to the application settings section. If your gaming account is also linked to your Facebook then you will have to remove that link by going to the apps setting page on Facebook. You'll see an option there to remove any associations with Clash of Clans. If none of these methods work then you may have to create a new Facebook account to start a new game.

Everything You Need to Know About Pandora FAQ

Pandora is seriously one of the best music radio websites out there. It allows you to listen to songs based on specific genres or artists. If you are currently using or is about to use the Pandora app, you are bound to come across a few confusing issues and problems. In this article, we try and explain some of the most common problems that appear to heckle users. Other than these common issues, it is definitely great to have Pandora on your mobile phones or tablets.

How to connect Pandora to your car audio?
This really depends on the car. In some cases, you have cars that have smart technology, allowing you to connect the Pandora app to the car's audio system by wireless technology. In most cases, however, you will need to use an auxiliary cable to listen to songs using the car audio system. Bluetooth won't work because that is only designed to work for phone calls. You can normally find the auxiliary cable in the storage space in front of the passenger space. Listen away once you have the phone or tablet connected.

How to block certain types of music from your playlist
Fortunately, Pandora gives an easy option of blocking certain music you wouldn't want to generally listen to. For example, as one user requested, if you don't want to listen to songs with explicit lyrics then all you have to do is to head over to the settings section. In this section, you should be able to find a box that allows you to block whatever music you want to block. If that does not work then you will just have to skip whenever an unwanted song pops up on Pandora.

How to reset your Pandora app?
Did you make the wrong selection in terms of choosing artists or genres? If you want to reset your Pandora profile then you won't be able to do that on your phone or tablet. You'll have to instead do it on the website itself. It may also help to clear the cache on the phone. To do this, head over to the application setting part in your phone then find the Pandora app. Once you click the app, there should be a button there that allows you to clear the cache that has built up for Pandora.

Is there any way to access songs I previously liked?
Unfortunately, that isn't how Pandora works. Pandora works like a radio station. It will automatically build a playlist for you based on your preference. If you want to use a system that allows you to repeat songs you enjoy listening to then you will have to use website services like Spotify instead.

Does Pandora use up your mobile data?
Yes, it can if you are not using your wi-fi. Pandora can eat up a lot of your mobile data so it is highly recommended you only use it when you have wi-fi on your phone. Remember, high-quality songs tend to be at least five megabytes in size so if you have Pandora on for at least an hour then you are going to have a good portion of your mobile data plan eaten away by all the songs you listened to.

That's it for now. If you have any other questions regarding Pandora music station then feel free to comment below. We will try and help out as soon as possible.

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram FAQ

Earlier, we posted a detailed article on all the common questions that people had on SnapChat. Next in the series is Instagram. Surprisingly, there are certain things on Instagram that can be quite complex. For this article, we dived through all the problems and issues people had on Instagram. Whether it has to do with problems uploading new videos or making changes to your privacy settings, we cover as many topics as we can. If you have unanswered questions then feel free to comment using the form at the bottom of the page. We will try and get back to you as soon as we can.

1. How to get a lot of likes on Instagram?
This is a hard one. In general, people who stick to one theme for all their photos generally do better than those who just post random pictures all the time. For example, let's take a look at Dan Bilzerian. He posts photos of guns, money, and naked women. It's definitely unique compared to the other image offerings on Instagram. Unless you are actually popular on some other platform, it is going to take some time to build up a good number of likes. Here are some easy tricks. First, make sure you are targeting hashtags that aren't overly popular. You want to make sure there is enough time for a lot of people to view your image on that hashtag. For example, rather than going for something as broad as soccer, try and break it down even further. Use specific hashtags like #soccertricks or #soccerfreekicks. That way, there is more of a chance that people are going to view and like your photos. Another thing to do is to follow people who have similar interests as you on Instagram.

2. How to see private Instagram profiles?
Unfortunately, unless you are some hacking mastermind, there isn't a way to see private Instagram profiles unless people accept your friend requests.

3. How to tag someone in comments?
This is really easy to do. All you have to do is to type the @ sign then type in the person's username. You should see a drop-down box as soon as you type in the @ sign. Once you post the comment, there should be a link that directs you to the person's Instagram profile.

4. How to merge photo and video into one Instagram?
There isn't a feature on Instagram that does this for you. Instead, you will have to rely on other video editing apps to add these cool features. For example, an app liek PicPlayPost in the Apple Store can help with merging videos into cool photos. This is also a great way to get new followers because you are offering something that is different to ordinary photos or videos. Try it out!

5. How to become Instagram famous?
Again, this goes back to my point in question one. You have to stick to a common theme. Brainstorm ideas and think of things that you can post photos of on a regular basis. For example, do you like to play basketball a lot? If you do then think of ideas to take cool photos or videos while playing basketball. It may involve some unorthodox basketball tricks or funny pranks. Make sure you do something that has the potential to go viral. It can also be things of informative nature. For example, you can do series of videos that help people learn the basics of the sport.

6. How to know who unfollows you?
This is pretty difficult to find out, especially if you have a large number of followers to begin with. There are some third-party apps that may help you track all your followers but if you want to do it yourself then you will just have to look through your list manually and see who is missing.

7. How to change my Instagram name?
This is easy to do. First, go to your feeds tab. Next, click the edit profile button. You should then see a text field where you can alter your name. Keep in mind how important your name is in getting new followers. Unless you are just using your Instagram for the purpose of sharing with close friends, you should try and be a little creative with your name in order to catch people's attention.

Everything You Need to Know About SnapChat FAQ

Although SnapChat is a relatively simple app, there is still some confusion over its functions. In this article, we have compiled a list of common questions people have had regarding SnapChat. If there are any questions that you have that are not answered in this list then please let us know by commenting below.

1. How to use video feature of SnapChat
A lot of people have been having troubling using the video function of SnapChat. First off, make sure you have the latest version of SnapChat in order to use the live video chat function. There may be a few issue with some of the devices. For example, in the past, people with an iPhone 4 had a bit of trouble using the live video feature but that problem appears to have been fixed by the support & technical team. Once you have updated the app to the latest version, you should open up a conversation with one of your friend. There is an important thing to note here. Live video chat will only work if your friend has also opened up the chat with you. Normally, you should see a yellow icon next to your friend's chat. However, when your friend is also on, that icon will turn blue. This indicates that both you and your friend has SnapChat turned on. Once both of you hold the blue icon, the live video chat function should start immediately. Have fun chatting with your friends on video.

2. How to clear your SnapChat Feed
Do you want to clear your chat history? No worries. This is something that is pretty easy to do. Go to the page where you see all your chat feeds. Next, click settings then scroll all the way down until you see a button called 'clear conversations'. This should clear all your past messages in the chat history. If that does not work for whatever reason, go to your phone's app settings and clear the cache. That should remove any chatting trace on your phone.

3. How to enable emojis on SnapChat
Unfortunately, this really depends on the type of phone you have. For example, most iPhones should already come up with emojis. This is not necessarily the case for people with Android or Windows phones. If you own a phone that does not have emojis pre-installed then you should install one of the popular add-ons from the app store. Once you have them installed, you should be able to use the fun emoticons in your SnapChat.

4. How to delete someone from your best friends list?
Did someone you don't really like somehow appear on your best friends list on SnapChat. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to instantly get rid of them from your list unless you delete them as a friend. This list is automatically calculated by SnapChat so if you want to get rid of them from your best friends list then you will just have to send snaps to a whole load of other people in order to get them to not appear on the list.

There you have it. If you have any other important questions for SnapChat then comment below.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Why is my PS4 Recommended Internet Speed So Bloody Slow

Did you just get yourself a PS4? This gaming console has made a long way since the very first Playstation appeared in the market. Unfortunately, with every new device comes new problems. In this case, there have been some people complaining that their internet speed on PS4 is too slow. Of course, this can have a lot of implications because internet speed can affect the overall game play, especially if you are playing some intense multi-player games. In this blog post, we take at what you can do to improve your internet speed. There are two sides to this. First, you are going to have to check that there is nothing wrong with the service provided by your internet provider. Once you have confirmed this, you will then have to play around with the PS4 configurations and make sure everything is set correctly.

So the first thing to check is if there is any problems with the actual internet connections. The easy way to check is to connect another device and see if you have the same download/upload speed problems that you get with the PS4. If the download or upload speed is fine for the other devices then it could probably be an issue with the way your PS4 is set up. In the very worst case scenario, there could be problems with the wireless driver in the PS4. Again, that only happens in the worst case scenario so don't think too much about that until you are exhausted of all options.

Let's say the internet speed of other devices are extremely slow as well. What would you do in such a scenario? First, contact your internet provider to make sure there aren't any issues with the speed they are providing you with. Next, reset your routers (and modern) devices. A lot of people forget the wonders a reset button can do to a device. If you don't want to reset your router settings then simply take off the power cable for around ten seconds then plug it back on. This is a quick trick I have had a lot of success with. Sometimes, it's the small things that affect the underlying problem.

If nothing changes after you tried the above solution, make sure there isn't some stranger hogging your network. The first thing to do is to change your WIFI password. Next, there is a trick you can use by getting into the admin page of the router. You should be able to see a list of MAC addresses. If you see any weird MAC address on the list then get rid of it straight away.

Hopefully, something should have worked at this point. You may also want to reconfigure your PS4 internet settings by going to the internet configuration section. You may also want to wait one or two days and make sure this isn't a one-off. There can be some days when the internet suddenly goes slow due to various reasons.

Update: one final solution you may want to try is port forwarding. In some cases, routers may block the connections of devices like gaming consoles, which reduces the download and upload speed. You'll have to log in to your router administration page to configure any ports. In the case of the PS4, you are looking to open up a number of different ports. Just do a quick search on Google and you should be able to find plenty of guides that teach you how to set up port forwarding configurations on your router.