Monday, 28 January 2013

WhatsApp on PC

WhatsApp: this on PC?

What's up? So we're having WhatsApp for PC’s? Definitely NO! Even from the functionality of WhatsApp, you cannot get the logic of how that can be. But haven't you had it said, "all things are possible!"

I'll go ahead and show you what I call the easiest guide to running WhatsApp on your PC. There have been many ways devised for making it possible to run WhatsApp on PC but I'll stick to only one way of doing it here.

We’ll use the Blue Stacks App Player

BlueStacks doesn’t simulate the android like other applications do, but what it does is; it provides a platform for android apps to run on your PC.

There are basically very few steps to do that.

Download and Install the Blue Stacks App Player on your PC

Here’s the link:

It won’t be a very quick installation as some components have to be downloaded, so make sure you have internet connection before you install.

After the installation process, launch the application and a window like the one below will be displayed:

This are all the apps recommended for you. You can go ahead and install any of those.

If you never installed WhatsApp on your PC then you’ll just have to search for it using the same application. The following window will be displayed for you to search:

 You can search for any app you want to run too!

From your search results, you can the select WhatsApp app for installing. The process will begin by first downloading the application which will take no time unless you’re having a weak internet connection. Then the WhatsApp app will be installed. The same goes for other apps you want to use. Besides, you can use the App Stores to search for other apps.

All the installed apps are viewed in a window like the one below, depends on what you installed,
This are installed apps!

The WhatsApp Account

You’ll need to provide your phone number in setting up your WhatsApp account. This will be used to text you the confirmation number for your account. It’s pretty much easy to set up an account. That’s that! Have fun using WhatsApp!

Warning: If you have a 2GB RAM on your PC, you’ll have to minimise the number of applications running. BlueStacks requires a loftier amount of RAM.

If any questions persist, go ahead and comment.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Bubble Sort

I won’t go as far as explaining how the bubble sort technique works but will show with a block of code. You can actually copy the code and run it on your compiler. Everything has been done for you. Again, the commenting on the code is there to help you understand what’s really going on when bubble sorting.

This is a C++ program that applies the bubble sort technique. It sorts ten elements of an array into ascending order.

//Bubble Sort


using namespace std;

int main()
    int arr[]={8,7,5,4,2,1,0,3,6,9};
    int temp; //temporary storage
    for(int j=0; j<9; j++) //helps the second loop by controlling number of passes
    for(int i=0; i<10; i++) //runs through the array and compares the values, the larger goes down
        if (arr[i]>arr[i+1]) //compares the first array index value with the second array index value
          temp=arr[i]; //send the first array index value to temporary storage
          arr[i]=arr[i+1]; //send the second value to the place of the first value, index wise

          arr[i+1]=temp; //take temp which is the first value to the second array index or position
             //this only happens when the first value is greater that the second
    }   for(int i=0; i<10;i++) //for printing the array elements
          return 0;

Observe: The comments should have the "//" before them. You'll actually see that mine have continued to the next line without them. You go ahead and fix that!

There are many ways to do it. My intention was to give beginners some insight into this array sorting technique.  

Friday, 11 January 2013


What if you tried accessing a website and saw this:

After working on a college paper that had to cover some reasons why there should be censorship on the internet, I thought it would a great idea to share with you something about Internet Censorship. Before that, I was also spammed and some of those malicious emails where sort of trying to promote the idea of Internet Censorship which was a driving force to produce this work.

Now, Censorship is the control of information and ideas in a society. Therefore, Internet censorship can be well-defined as control or overpowering of reproducing material on the Internet or gaining access to it. Internet censorship has steered up to a very attention-grabbing debate as to whether is essential or not.

Internet censorship proves to be significant as all types of media have some form of censorship and hence the idea of the internet being left out could render it inconsiderate. Apart from that, the circulation of unsolicited email, malware, and phishing schemes are some of the reasons that could set in motion the censorship of the material on the internet. So to thwart such activities it is compulsory for the governments or liable organisations to repress out such web pages that can be unsafe to users. You can think of some other benefits too.

On the other hand, the idea of internet censorship would mean stamping on the rights of individuals. This could deny individuals of their right to freedom and also deter them from their right to press. However, this regulation is not easy to attain as the governments can only censor the material that is from their countries and not regulate the web pages that are produced from other countries. On legal terms, the web owners can sue the administration for blocking their websites.

Finally, as much as internet censorship is vital, it should not hold back individuals from accessing the information that pertains to the matters outside their environments but also freedom should not be used to abuse resources that could be helpful to other people.

I hope we all don't want this:

But we might be the catalysts towards this process, so let's be wary towards our usage of the internet.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Just a Thought...

 A thought crossed my mind some time ago, it was during what they call revision week at my college. A week before final semester exams. Our school calendar had been distorted in such a way that we as students couldn't have a way of avoiding "pressure." Going for Christmas Holidays on the 21st December and on the 2nd of January your back on campus is some serious issue. 

What else could students do except abide by some college rules. Okay, I'm not against the odds here. This opening early thing, completing the assignments and having to ace the exams immediately needed some change of mind, good time management if there's anything like that and some extra momentum. Now, while trying to survive in this kind of a situation, I fell across a video and will probably share something noteworthy from it. Look at the acronym below:
"A-N-T-S," seems to be "ANTS."

A - Automatic 
N - Negative
T - Thinking 
S - Syndrome

I think some how I was infected with the "ANTS." Negative thinking. I know you always hear a lot being said about negative thinking. But if you have a situation like mine, I bet you start killing the "ANTS" before they kill you. The best way is to do what has to be done and never wait for the time to "feel" like doing what has to be done. Get rid of the ANTS.