Block access to porn sites on a Windows PC

It is necessary to block access to porn sites on a Windows PC, especially if the same computer is shared by our family members. In a previous article, I wrote about how to block websites on Android. The Internet is very vast to know all its traps, for some people it was devastating until it came to death.

You have to be very careful when you surf the internet that’s why I decided to write a tutorial on blocking access to porn sites on a Windows PC. On the internet we can find many kinds of dangers, human beings become monsters capable of hurting a child, but not only.

It is possible to browse the sites with material dedicated to adults, for this reason, it is always good to put filters between our computer and the network. They may come across content reserved for adults, such as: 007 and secret services; Snow White and the seven dogs; Broken little hood; The beauty and the Beast and so on

Below is the method to know how to block access to porn sites on a Windows PC. Finally, you will find DNS server addresses with which you can filter surfing on the internet with your computer.

Block access to porn sites on a Windows PC

Family Shield:

  • Primary:  208.67.222.123
  • Secondary:  208.67.220.123

Angel DNS: download  (Click on the application you just downloaded and choose the right DNS to safeguard your family)

Norton ConnectSafe

  • Primary: 199.85.126.20
  • Secondary: 199.85.127.20

1. Go to  Control Panel > Network and Internet> Network Share Center.

2. Click on Edit the tab settings on the left.

3. Double-click to open the active network connection (for example, “Local Area Connection”) and click Properties.

4. Select the ‘Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4)’ and click on Properties.

5. Select “Use the following DNS server addresses” and type the new DNS Server IP addresses that you want to use for content filtering.

6. Type the following DNS addresses as in the picture:

Press OK and you are finished.

How to set up automatic reply in WhatsApp

How many times would you like to automatically reply to messages that arrive on WhatsApp? If you have an Android smartphone, know that there is an app that allows you to set up automatic WhatsApp answers from specific contacts or groups in a simple and fast way!

AutoResponder for WhatsApp, developed by our XDA friends, can respond autonomously to a person – or a WhatsApp group – with a preset answer from you. And that’s not all, let’s see how it works!

AutoResponder for WhatsApp

To be able to set up automatic answers on WhatsApp we will first have to download AutoResponder for WhatsApp, an app that is found free on the Play Store and that you can download by clicking here.

Once installed and started, the first thing you will be asked is to give the application permission to access notifications: this will allow AutoResponder to capture the arrival of a WhatsApp message and, if necessary, respond.

Once given permission you will be taken to the main screen of the app: what we will do soon will be “set rules” that the application must follow!

In general, a rule is to tell AutoResponder the person (s) or group (s) to which you must respond – with a response specified by you – if you get a message from them. But it’s harder to say than done: let’s see how to set them up:

How to set up automatic answers WhatsApp

To set up automatic answers for WhatsApp, on the main AutoResponder page, click the “+” symbol on the bottom right to issue a new rule.

 

At this point, a screen in English will open – at first sight not very intuitive – but simple to use. The first section is “Received message” and answers the question ” Which message should I reply to? “.

It should be entered in the precise message that a person/group has to send you to start the automatic response. If you do not care what the message you receive, then click the “ALL” button at the top right or enter an asterisk in the text field.

The second field is ” Reply message “: here you have to enter your default reply message such as “I‘m at work”, “I’ll call you later” and so on.

In the “Receiver” section, then, you must specify whether the rule applies to specific people ( “Contacts” ) of specific groups ( “Groups” ) or both ( “Both” ), and then specify them in the field below, ie in “Specific contacts“.

In this last field, you will have to enter the exact name (it does not work with the number) of the people and groups to whom you want to reply with the automatic message indicated above. Each person/group must be separated by a comma.

You can finally specify precise people to ignore (in the “Ignored contacts” field) or, if you purchase the PRO version, set a time interval after which to send the message.

Finally, click the green check button at the bottom right and you will have created your rule! It will be visible in the main menu and can be deleted by making a swipe left on it.

More info

If it is clear how to set up automatic answers WhatsApp and you’re a geek, then take a look at the settings of the app where you can set some parameters to better use AutoResponder for WhatsApp.

If you have doubts or something is not clear, leave a comment below and we will help you as soon as possible! And you, do you know other similar applications? If you do then please tell us in our comment box.

How to turn off iPhone X

As we all know, the iPhone X has lost the Home key to make room for a screen covering the entire front of the smartphone, of course, this has led to the adoption of a series of gesture to replace the very dear Home key. If you own an iPhone X and do not know how to turn it off then it may be useful to follow our guide.

This is a very simple guide on how to turn off the new Gem of Apple.

How to turn off iPhone X

Yes, it may seem a foregone operation, but I assure you it is not at all. In previous models of the iPhone, in fact, it was enough to hold down the on / off button and then swipe to the right. In this way the Power button had the main functions, that is to awaken, lock, turn off and on the device.

With iPhone X, however, the power off and on has been abandoned to make room for other functions that take advantage of the Power button. So let’s see how to turn off the new smartphone.

Procedure

To do this, you must simultaneously hold down the Power button and one of the two volume keys. At this point we will be given the opportunity to swipe to the right to turn off the smartphone or to start an emergency call.

 

Conclusions

As we have seen, this is not a so obvious procedure. The functions of the Power button have been changed to make room for other functions, such as the activation of Siri.

If you want to know all the gesture available for this little gem you can consult our guide.

How to record the sound coming from the computer

To record sound from your computer, you do not need to hold a microphone near the computer speakers to record audio. Even if you do not have the Stereo Mix option on your PC, you can easily record the sound coming from any Windows PC.

All this can be done with software. No, you do not even need to connect your computer’s audio output to its audio input with an audio cable to do this – although this may be an option.

How to record the sound coming from the computer

Option 1: Stereo Mix

Stereo Mix is ​​a special recording option that can only be provided by audio drivers. If you have this option, you can select it and force any application to record the same sound that the computer outputs from its speakers or headphones.

In modern versions of Windows, Stereo Mix is ​​generally disabled by default – even if the audio drivers support it. Follow our instructions to enable the Stereo Mix audio source on Windows. Use any audio-recorder program and select “Stereo Mix” as an input device instead of the usual “line-in” or “microphone” option.

On some devices, this option is not available. It has become increasingly less common.


Option 2: Audacity’s WASAPI Loopback

Do not you have the Stereo Mix option? No problem. Audacity has a useful feature that can record audio from the computer even without Stereo Mix. In fact, the Audacity feature can be even better than Stereo Mix – assuming you are willing to use Audacity to record audio, of course.

This software takes advantage of something that Microsoft has added in Windows Vista, and can also work on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. It helps to prevent the Stereo Mix option from missing on modern Windows PCs.

In Audacity, choose the “Windows WASAPI” audio host and then an appropriate loopback device – for example, “Speakers (loopback)” or “Headphones (loopback).”

Click the Record button to start recording audio in Audacity, and click Stop when you’re done. With Audacity, you can easily cut and edit the audio file when you’re done. Download Audacity.


Option 3: an audio cable

There is always the low-tech solution. Just have an audio cable with a 3.5 mm male connector at both ends. Connect one end to the line-out socket (or headphones) on the PC and the other to the line-in socket (or microphone) on the PC.

You can use any program for audio recording to record from “line in” or from the “microphone” input.

Of course, this is more inconvenient to use than the options above. But, if you desperately need to record audio from your computer with an application other than Audacity and you do not have Stereo Mix, the cable will allow you to do this.