Best Blue light filter Apps for smartphones

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In this post, I am going to list top free Android based Blue light filter Apps.

As I had discussed in my previous post on Blue Light and Sleep, blue light emitted from our smart screens causes strain to our eyes and affects our health by altering our sleep cycle. Thankfully, there are apps on Google Playstore which help in filtering blue light and provide an easy on eyes viewing experience. Here are some of these apps which you can download from the Playstore for free.

Blue Light Filter Apps from Google Playstore

  1. Twilight: This is a highly rated app. It functions by filtering blue light depending upon the time of the day. Provides a soothing experience for your eyes. Download it here.
  2. Bluelight Filter – Eye Care: Another highly rated app. Filters blue light and is quite stable as an app. Download it here.
  3. Bluelight Filter for Eye Care: This app does the trick of filtering the blue light emitting from your smart screen. It has opacity levels (levels till you can filter the blue light) that can be increased till 80%. Download it here.
  4. Bluelight filter – Night Mode: It is an add on and requires the app Blue light Filter for Eye Care to be installed first. This allows you to set opacity levels beyond 80%.Download it here.
  5. Night Owl – Bluelight Cut Filter: This app does more than just blue light filtering. Worth a try. Download it here.

Blue Light and Sleep

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Blue Light and Sleeplessness explained

Human beings have a biological clock (Circadian Rythm) and there are enough external stimuli that lead to altercation in this. One such thing is the Blue Light that our Smart Screens emit.

We have a Pineal Gland in our brain which releases melatonin (a hormone) in alignment with our biological clock. This hormone aids in our sleep. However, any light, especially the blue one, prevents its release, affecting our sleep. Prolonged exposure to such light can result in early morning dizziness apart from strain in our eyes.

Why am I telling all this? Because, most of us own smart screens these days – smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. When the day ends, we like to cuddle up in our beds, glued to these screens. Time goes by, we sleep quite late and are never fresh in the subsequent mornings. It’s like a hangover. Our productivity takes a hit and health goes for a toss.

What can we do to mitigate the effects of blue light? For one, we can reduce the time we are glued to our smart screens. Sounds tough in this age and date of information. What else? We can tweak with our smart screens and reduce the levels of blue light emitted. I discuss the second option in my post on “Blue Light Filter Apps”. Stay Tuned!

Wifi Stealing – How to check?

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So, your wifi speed has deteriorated and you are getting billed more than you feel is justified. Chances are that someone’s stealing your wifi. Here’s a quick guide to check whether or not that is happening.
These steps are for Linksys router.

Step by Step guide to check Wifi Stealing

  1. First thing first. You need to check your IP address. Follow these steps in windows OS. Go to start -> type “cmd” in the search bar. A screen like this will open.
  2. Type “ipconfig” and press enter.
  3. Under “Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection”, you’ll find “Default Gateway“. Make a note of this address.
  4. Go to your web browser and type in this same address.
  5. A pop up asks for Username and Password.
  6. If you are using default settings or are logging in for the first time, both the Username and Password are “admin”.
  7. Upon successful login, a window opens. Go to Status option and click on Local Network.

When you click on Local Network, you can see the option “DHCP Client Table“. Click on it and you can see a list of devices connected to your Wifi.

Password Recovery in Google Chrome browser

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Password Recovery Google Chrome

You would agree that Password Recovery is quite a Life Savior and this post provides a step by step guide to password recovery in Google Chrome Web Browser.

So, you visited a website and saved your login credentials in Google Chrome. The next time you tried to login, you couldn’t. You forgot your password. Sounds familiar, right? It happens to most of us. Don’t worry. Try these steps in Google Chrome and you will find your Gold!

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Password Recovery in Google Chrome

  1. Go to the top right corner of your address bar –> click on “Customize and control Google Chrome” button
  2. In the drop down list, click on “Settings
  3. In Settings, scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings” and look for “Passwords and forms”
  4. Under Passwords and forms, the second option would be “Offer to save your web passwords
  5. Just next to it, an option of “Manage Passwords” would be there
  6. When you click on this, a window opens, You can see various websites and your saved passwords.
  7. Click on any one and then select the “Show” option. You will be asked for your windows password which is nothing but same as your desktop/laptop password.
  8. When you enter this, you can see your password.

Here’s to the password recovery in Google Chrome!