How to Block YouTube Ads in Internet Explorer 10/11

This post will help you with viewing videos with rich experience by YouTube Ads Block in Internet Explorer 10/11. Ads are the primary source of revenue for most of the online marketing companies including Google.

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You can see Google ads running on most of the websites which also includes its own online services like Gmail and YouTube.

Last night I got an email from one of our subscribers asking how to block YouTube ads in Internet Explorer 11. I did a little search on the internet for any simple trick but there is no solution to block YouTube ads in Internet Explorer 11 without installing any third party extension.

Now as I usually watch YouTube videos in  Google Chrome (being my all time favorite browser), but sometime I even switch to Internet Explorer 11 also.

How YouTube Ads Block will Work:

There are also millions of users who are a big fan of YouTube. Watching videos on a daily basis is kind of ritual for them. YouTube Ads Block will remove mandatory to watch ads on the videos.

So, by that process, any user will have to wait and watch the video for the pre-decided amount of time. Afterwards, he/she will be granted to watch the video which they are seeking for.

However, YouTube popups are one small option to skip the video. I personally don’t like it because it appears after some time and not before starting of the video.

The best solution is to block the YouTube ads permanently in Internet Explorer using the popular extension called Adblock Plus. This is an ultimate solution that can block banners, pop-ups and video ads on YouTube videos and Facebook videos also.

Apart from YouTube Ads Block, it protects your computer from harmful advertisements flash banners and other hidden script that works behind the ads.

If you are usually using that for collecting the information by ads media then you don’t need to worry it. Adblock Plus can easily disable all tracking, and browse the web in truly anonymous fashion.

There are a huge number of websites which are infected by malware. They also infect your computer when you use any  popup ads and other similar activities. You can also configure the Adblock Plus to block domains known to spread malware, protecting your computer against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spy- and adware.

You will get all of the above mentioned features in Internet Explorer. I personally checked this extension and it is the best solution to block YouTube ads in Internet Explorer 11 as well 10 also.

How to Use Adblock Plus to Block YouTube Ads?

To use Adblock Plus in Internet Explorer 11 first of all you have downloaded the executable extension file on your computer. In Chrome, it installs directly but in Internet Explorer, you have to install it from the setup. Once you downloaded the setup, install it on your computer and you are ready to block YouTube ads.

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Once you install it restart the Internet Explorer 11 or 10 and enable the Adblock Plus by clicking on Enable button.

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Finally, your Internet Explorer is ready to block YouTube ads. You can access Adblock Plus option in the Internet Explorer status bar. To enable the Status bar to right-click on IE title bar select Status bar option.

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To all user, this guide is helpful to enrich your viewing experience. You can Block YouTube Ads in Internet Explorer 10/11 and can play videos without any stop. You can write to us about your view on MindfulVotes

Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand 2 in India

Today, Samsung has officially launched the new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 in India. Being the successor of the hugely popular Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2 will be hitting the Indian retail market from January 2014 the coming year.

The new Galaxy Grand 2 will have 5.25 inch HD TFT Screen with the resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels, coupled with 1.2 GHz processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. Along with this, Grand 2 will also have 8 GB of Internal Storage which will be expandable up to 64 GB.

Supporting dual-SIM Capabilities, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will have a 2,600mAh battery, which will provide the talk time of more than 17 hours and weights only 163 grams in total. For shutterbugs, Galaxy Grand 2 will have 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 1.9 megapixel secondary camera for video calling.

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Key Specifications of Galaxy Grand 2:

  • 5.25 inch HD Display
  • 1.2 GHz  Quad-Core Processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage (expandable)
  • 8 MP primary Camera, 1.9 MP secondary Camera
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G
  • 2,600mAh battery
  • Price – 23,990 (expected)
  • Release date – 1st week of January 2014

Vineet Taneja, country head, mobile and IT, Samsung India, said, “Samsung Galaxy Grand 2  with a vivid HD screen offers a premium viewing experience and enhances multitasking abilities with its Multi Window feature.


Along with this, the introduction of Club Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will significantly elevate user experience in terms of features, content and services. Our new offerings are a testimony of our commitment to offer differentiated products to all our valued customers.”

With that being said, there is no official confirmation of the price, but the speculation shows that the price will be kept between Rs.22,990 and Rs.24,990. However, it will be interesting to see the price of Grand 2 when there is a strong competition in the same segment from Micromax.

This guide is all about the features, specification, and USP of Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 in India. This will further be elaborated with the date of launch. You can write to us about your curiosity at MindfulVotes

5 Best Website To Download Free EBooks

This is great and detailed guide on top best website which allows to Download Free EBooks available with premium subsciption. You won’t need to Google ebooks after going to one of this websites. This is best list available in the market as of now.

We all know that this is cool and effective way to get Free EBooks. The listed Websites are trustworthy and most people relies on them for their work and read.


Scribd is the best source to get almost every book on the go. Having more than 80 million active readers per month, Scribd offers the free preview of every book. User can get access to more than 100,000 books from over 900+ publishers and that includes premium books by paying just $8.99.


Yes, it chargers for the premium book, but it is worth spending every penny. Its service is available for IOS, Android and Windows users (with the desktop version).


FreeBookSpot is the online source to download free ebooks. It has total 96 categories containing whopping 4450+ books covering 71.97 GB. The user can search for any books from the vast category of scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many more and can opt to download free ebooks.

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Free-EBooks is the online source for free ebooks. Sing-up and start reading your favorite ebooks straight away. Users can also upload their own ebooks and can be discovered as the rising authors among the community.


The category includes fiction, non-fiction, Academic, Textbooks and more and needless to say all available to download free ebooks.


ManyBooks is the one stop solution to get free ebooks for your iPod, iPad or ebook reader. The user can search any book among many popular titles. There are almost 22k+ ebooks available on ManyBooks and all available for free.



BookYard is the free web portal in which books, education materials, information, and content will be free to anyone who has an internet connection. Users can download free ebooks from the site which has almost 18k+ books. You can sort out the categories by author, name, title, etc.


So, these are some of the best website to download free ebooks. So, get yourself pumped up and dig deep into these websites to get your favorite ebooks for free!

I hope that you are impressed with the list of Wes=bsites that allow Download Free EBooks easily and save your valuable time. You can share your personal choice of websites. You can also share your experiance here with others at MindfulVotes Blog

How To Enable “Paste and Go” Option In Internet Explorer

This guide will be very crucial and made with easy to understand steps of How To Enable Paste and Go Option when using Internet Explorer.“Chrome” being the most used browser, offers many handy options for making the things simple.

“Paste and Go” is one of them. You are just surfing web pages and you have seen some interesting words with Hyperlink and you want to open it in a new tab.

You probably would copy the link address and then paste it in the new tab’s URL bar and eventually hit “Enter”. Simple, isn’t?

Now what if the “enter” part is removed? Time saved … No? Many of us would opt to do these things by shortcut (Ctrl + Right Click), however there are many users who are not a big fan of shortcuts. So, for them, using the extension for simplifying the things is much better approach.

Almost all Chrome users known about the option “Paste and Go” that appears when you have copied any URL and right click in Chrome’s Ominibar.

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Enable Paste and Go Option:

Paste and Go is not so important feature, but it somehow saves your time as you don’t have to click on Go button or even have to press enter button. The same option is also available in Maxthon, Opera and Firefox ax well.

However, the majority of Internet Explorer users does not know that this option is already available in IE 9. Additionally, you don’t need to enable any option in the settings. You just need to use your Keyboard shortcut to revoke this feature.

Microsoft Solution:

There is already an option for “paste and go” within Internet Explorer 9. To use this functionality, follow these steps:

  • Copy a web address from any web page or a document file that you want to visit.
  • Click on anywhere within an open Internet Explorer window/tab (if you weren’t already selected in one from where you highlighted and copied)
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + L on your keyboard

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Once you press Ctrl + Shift + L on your keyboard, shortcut function will paste the text that had been copied and will open the URL. If the copied text was a URL the page will be loaded and if the text was a group of text a search will occur using your default search provider.

This is the easiest way to go for the search or to open any URL without using your mouse or hitting “Enter”. It’s better to use shortcuts to save the time and to be more productive.

I Hope got this guide and understood the given simplest steps of How To Enable Paste and Go Option when using Internet Explorer. You can write us about your views on it. The users who found any kind of difficulty can contact us at MindfulVotes Blog

Download Maze Lock for Windows 7 and 8.1 on PC

This guide consists of easy to follow steps for Download Maze lock for Windows 7 and 8.1. As you know Microsoft has introduced many different ways to secure login in Windows 8 and 8.1. You can use a login PIN security feature or picture pattern-based security option in Windows 8/8.1 to protect your PC from unauthorized login.

I found that picture based security in Windows 8 is awesome and very difficult to guess but here I will review one more tool that will offer you Android pattern-based security for Windows 7 and 8.1.

This tool is Maze Lock that prevents the people from accessing your PC and they can’t login without making a right pattern on the pattern screen.

If you are a Smartphone user then I am sure you will like it, as it is more user-friendly as well as it is easy to use. Yes, you’ll be using the very same pattern  design to login with your PC.

How to Use this Application in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1?

Download the application using the link that I have added at the end of this article and start an installation. It will take a few seconds to install on your hard drive and after installation, it will ask you to draw a pattern that you want to use to access your Windows.

Click on the Reset button to reset this application with your own pattern. However, it is recommended to take the backup of your selected pattern by clicking on the Backup Pattern button.

Another nice feature of this freeware app is that you can increase security pattern points like 3 by 3, 4 by 4 and 5 by 5 to make the process more complicated if you are looking for more tight security. Once you draw all simply click on OK button to save the settings.

Backup Pattern

Maze Locks works well with its default settings that automatically lock the PC screen after 3 minutes and turn off the monitor after 5 minutes. You can change its default settings any time by clicking on in system tray icon and then select Configure option.

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In the configure window there are total three tabs. Click on the General tab to play with its default settings like you can change here auto lock time, turn off monitor time and other similar settings. By default Maze Lock pattern screen has blue sea screen that you can change with your own in using Background tab.

Fairly, A simple and an awesome program to give something new look to PC security is Download Maze Lock on Windows 7 and 8.1. You can also try it. Do let us know if you have  some better tools like this at MindfulVotes Blog

Samsung Launches Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console App

If you are the biggest fan of Samsung’s Galaxy series, the company has announced something new to take your experience to the next level.

Samsung has announced a very new accessory for its Galaxy series Smartphones, “The Samsung GamePad and Mobile Console App”, thegamepad specifically designed for the Galaxy users.

The Samsung Galaxy Gamepad will turn your Galaxy Smartphone into the portable gaming console. However, it can be used on the other Smartphones also.

Being rumored on the web at the time during the launch of Galaxy S4, Samsung GamePad is all set to take the user experience to the next level. This Samsung GamePad comes with the steel frame and can beautifully hold Galaxy or other devices ranging from 4 to 6 inches.

The Samsung GamePad can be paired with your Smarphone devices with the help of Bluetooth pairing. It can also connect to a TV via HDMI cable.

For the user using Galaxy Note III, Note II , or Galaxy S4, they will be able to connect using NFC which offers quicker access to the games.

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Once the user connects their smarphones to Samsung GamePad and hit the play button, the device will show all the compatible games and your device will be all ready to play hard-core games on the go.

There are total 35 dedicated games at present, as reported by the company with more to come. This device is compatible with the devices running Android OS 4.1 or later versions.

The Samsung GamePad is available in certain parts of Europe with the price tag of 80 GBP.

We are waiting to get the official confirmation from the company itself on the release date for Asian Countries. So, Stay tuned! :)

So you can write us any views or suggestion regarding new launching of Samsung GamePad. Dont Wait to take advantage and fun from new launched Samsung GamePad.

qSnap: Capture Full Web Page in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE

Being a blogger, I always have to capture lots of screenshot from the web to show them on my blog. Generally, most of us are using Snagit to capture the screenshot of the PC, but it cannot capture the whole web page and it captures only visible view of any web page.

On this blog I had reviewed some of the beautiful Chrome Extensions like Blipshot andAwesome Screenshot and now it is the time to review one more new webpage screenshot capture tool called qSnap.

This is an ultimate solution to capture the whole web page and it supports most of popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE as well. I have personally installed this extension in Google Chrome and here is the features and review for this extension.

There are numbers of feature that makes this extension better as compared with other similar capturing tools available in Chrome Web Store. It takes few seconds to install and popup as toolbar icon where you can access it with a single click.

Without too many annoying options it shows small popup where you have to select option for capturing the whole webpage or just to capture visible part.


Once you took the screenshot of any webpage, snap comes with a new image editing window where you can finalize the captured screenshot to make it look better.

You can do lots of stuff on any image to make them better like you can design Circle, highlight, crop and add notes to make your screenshot more attractive.

At the bottom of editing screen you can view all the captured screenshot and you can also load them in the current session by simply clicking on them.

After finalizing the screenshot, you are ready to share or save them on the computer. qSnap can directly share your captured screenshot or upload them for 30 days at qSnap free online hosting.

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If you opt to upload your captured screenshot at qSnap online storage, you will get some extra features also. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to save captured screenshot like Ctrl + ALT + S shortcut can save your screenshot on your local computer.

qSnap is an awesome piece of tool for capturing the full webpage and it offer lots of useful options.

Say “OK Google” and Start Google Voice Search [Chrome Extension]

Needless to say that Google is the most popular search engine around the globe and we all use it on a daily basis. It’s a kind of the integral part of our life.

The ever expanding Google always try to give something new and more exciting to the users, and for adding something more interesting to its services, Google has launched “Google Voice search feature” in 2011 that allows users to search anything just by using voice.

You probably have noticed that when you open, there is a small microphone icon located on the right side of the search bar. To start a voice search just click on the Microphone icon and shout out something that you want to search.


This is a great feature for people who are just lazy like we all are :D and want to search anything by their voice instead of typing out.  Now, as mentioned that you have to initiate the Google voice search by clicking on the microphone icon.

But now, you don’t even need to click. You can actually start searching immediately when you say OK Google.

Yes, this is possible now using the Chrome Extension called Google Voice Search Hotword.

Using this extension you can start searching without clicking on the microphone icon because the next time you open and say OK Google, the search engine will be ready to start searching anything that you will say.

Yes, this means when you say “OK Google” chrome automatically enable the voice search feature and you are ready to search anything without typing. This extension sends your question to Google only when it hears the phrase “Ok Google.”

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How to get started ?

  • Download the extension.
  • Click “agree” to give your permission to use your microphone.
  • Visit on Chrome and give it a try. Just say “Ok Google” and then ask your question.

Google Voice Search Hotword supports English language only to initiate the Google voice search feature. I recommend you to speak clearly and slowly get better result in Google Voice Search.

The Next Gen USB Connector : Will Be More User Friendly and Reversible

There are lots of ways to connect a mobile or a digital device with the computer and the most popular and most used method is to connect them using USB cable.

The USB connector is the most important part of a mobile, as using the USB connector you can recharge your mobile or copy content directly from computer to mobile or vice-versa.

However, the USB connector that we are using at present is not so much user friendly and you might have experienced some incidental damages on USB port or USB cable due to the wrong input method opted in a hurry.

But now “No worries”!!! The new Next Gen USB connector called Type-C is ready to be  introduced in the market and it will be available for all devices by Mid 2014.


The next Gen USB Type-C connector will be similar to existing USB 2.0 Micro-B connector and will be reversible. It means you can insert the connector in Mobile USB by any side and you don’t need to check the right position of connector to insert them in mobile.

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group didn’t release any pictures of new next Gen USB Type-C connector but rumors says that it would be similar to the apple USB connector as shown in the image below.

Next Gen USB Type-C Connector and USB cable feature:

  • An entirely new design tailored to work well with emerging product designs.
  • New smaller size – similar in size to the existing USB 2.0 Micro-B.
  • Usability enhancements – users will no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation/cable direction, making it easier to plug in.
  • The Next Gen Type-C connector and cable will support scalable power charging.
  • Scalability – the connector design will scale for future USB bus performance.


But Hey ! …. Don’t get too excited. The sad news is that your device will not be supported by this new next Gen type of connector (Type-C). Only new devices will support Type-C connector and that means your present USB connector will become obsolete in coming days.

So, Are you ready to kick out your old one with new next Gen USB 3.0 Type-C connector ? Do let us know !

How To Protect Yourself From Being Hacked

You probably have seen or heard many people around saying that their account has been compromised. In simple words “hacked”. Now there is nothing special in hacking, it is just fairly simple ways applied consciously.


It is very important to protect your digital identity, and for the same, you must know how accounts are actually compromised, so that you can secure yourself from being hacked.


The most widely used methods to trap the innocent user is keyloggers. They are just a piece of malicious software which was sent to your computer by hackers through fraud mails, infected software or from downloadable files.


Keyloggers are used to capture the sensitive data like your credit card details, online banking details and personal credentials to exploit you. The major reason of keyloggers being accepted on computers is the outdated version of Java.

In order to avoid this, keep your software and especially Java up to date and install decent anti-virus program. Also, stop using un-trusted download sites.

Reusing the Passwords

Most of us opt to have the passwords of different services same for the reason we can’t remember them all. So, as we reuse the passwords for different accounts, it becomes very easier to crack down the entire list of our personal data which is being stored online.

Reusing the Passwords

Leaking of Password Database of online service providers like LinkedIn and many other major sites is nothing new now-a-days. So, reusing the password is the most “Insecure” way you can opt for.

And if you reuse the passwords for email accounts, it becomes very easy for hackers to get the credentials of almost every other account as resetting the password will not be that hard.

To get over this, try using online password manager like LastPass. The security of these online password managers is un-crack able. Hackers have tried to hack the Database of LastPass over dozens of times but got nothing.

So using online password managers’ tools like LastPass is the best option to avoid re-using the password again and again and in turn you can remember your password by forgetting it!

Using Social Tools

Phishing is also another method widely used by hackers. Impersonating as someone unique, they try to take your password with your consent.

Using Social Tools

The best example of this will be, Fraud email impersonating as your Personal Banking services asking you to log in to your account to verify yourself.

Or even a Fake Facebook authentication service of different online tools like games which makes you input your password with your consent without knowing their intentions.

Be careful in clicking the links in the emails. If it is from the Bank, try to head over to the Bank site manually by typing out the URL of your respective bank.

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Answering The Week Security Questions

We all know that, password resetting can be done on major sites by answering the security question. And all we do is, we answer very simple and guessable questions like “Where were you Born?”, “What High School did you go to?”, etc. And end up being tagged with Hacked word.

Answering The Week Security Questions

It is important to understand that this type of weak security question can be easily found from the social circle. So, try avoiding weak security questions. Or you can input the unique answer to those questions, which ain’t necessary to be true, but rather should be remembered-able.

It is also important to know that hacking is not like trying and guessing every single “possible password”, but it is much more the use of brute force methods.

So, if you take proper security precautions, it won’t be that easy for hackers to hack down your online accounts. Using Two-Factor Authentication will be the best way to get more secured.

With that being said, being hacked is not due to “Expertise” of hackers but due to “Foolishness & Carelessness” of our own.