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While updating your Windows 10 operating system to the latest version, you might face certain issues such as Windows update cannot check for current updates. This error occurs on your device because of several reasons. In this article, we will show you how you can fix this issue on your device with easy steps.

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Edit Registry

Here are the steps on how to edit the registry:

  1. Tap Windows+ R hotkey on your keyboard and in the search tab type “Regedit” and then tap “Enter button or tap “OK.”
  2. When the registry editor launches, move to the command “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update in the left pane.”
  3. Right-tap on “Auto-update” and then select “Export” in the dropdown menu.
  4. Here you can enter your desired name for File, select save location, and then tap on “Save” option.
  5. In this situation, if anything goes incorrect while modification, then you need to run this File to restore it.
  6. Here you need to enable the “Auto Updates” button that appears in the left pane, here you need to search for the “Reboot required” button.
  7. If it is available “Reboot required” then right-tap on it and then select “Delete” in the dropdown menu.
  8. Now tap “Yes” on the configuration dialogues that appear on your screen.

Make Sure Time and Date Correct

If you are receiving Windows updates cannot check current updates, notification on your device while updating Windows10. Might be this issue occurs due to your incorrect time and date or problem with date and time on your operating system.

Here are the steps on how to check time and date correct on your device:

  1. Right-tap on the clock symbol on your “Taskbar” and then select the “Adjust time and date” button on the dropdown menu.
  2. Now find the “set time automatically” button and disable this feature. Now wait for a couple of minutes and then turn on features again.
  3. After the above process, you need to reboot your operating system and then try to update your Windows or check for improvement.

Necessary Service Running On Your Device

Here are the steps on how to check necessary service running on your device:

  1. Click Windows+ R key on your keyboard and then type “service.msc” in the search tab and then tap”Enter “ button on your keyboard or tap “OK.”
  2. In the service windows, find “background intelligent transfer service” and the double-tap on it to view Properties.
  3. Set Automatic from “startup type” and then tap “Apply” and hit “OK” to save your changes.
  4. Double-tap on “Windows Updates” and then change to startup type from automatic.
  5. After the above process, you need to start Windows service and “Back intelligent Transfer” service.

Delete Windows Corrupted File

Here are the steps on how to delete Windows corrupted File:

  1. Launch the File Explorer and move to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs” directory.
  2. Fine “edb.log” files and then delete or rename it.

Here are the steps on how to delete or rename files:

  1. Click Windows + I hotkey to launch the settings application.
  2. In the settings option tap on “Updates and security.”
  3. Click “Recovery” features in the right hand and then tap on “Restart now” option.
  4. Here you can view a list where you need to select Troubleshoot, hit advanced option and then hit Startup settings.
  5. Now you need to click on the “Restart” option.
  6. Here you will see a list appear on your screen with several options. Tap on the safe mode version that you wish to use by tapping on the appropriate buttons.

Reset Windows Updates Tools

Here are the steps on how to reset Window updates tools:

  1. Tap Windows and x key to launch a command prompt as administrator. Then tap Win +x to select the command prompt and you can also select PowerShell.
  2. In the command line you need to enter the given command one by one and then hit Enter button:
  3. net stop cryptSvc
  4. net stop bits
  5. Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  6. net stop wuauserv
  7. Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  8. net start wuauserv
  9. net start bits
  10. net stop msiserver
  11. net start cryptSvc
  12. net start msiserver

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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The keyboard is one of the essential peripherals. You can use the keyboard for years without having any issues. But sometimes it can behave erratically, and then several keys do not work properly, and there is beeping noise whenever you type or keyboard is unresponsive. In this article, we will show you every issue related to “Keyboards typing wrong characters or letters.” In this article, we will show you how you can fix it easily and conveniently.

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Update Your Operating System

Updating your device with the latest updates can fix several issues related to your operating system and also fix several drivers issues. Every update comes with new features and can also fix bugs and glitches of previous updates. If you have not updated your operating system with the latest updates, then you need to update your Windows 10 operating system first. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch Settings on your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Select “Updates and Security” under the settings option.
  3. Click “Windows Updates” to check available updates for your Windows 10 operating system.
  4. Tap on available updates to download and install on your device.
  5. When the installation procedure completes, you need to restart your device.

Uninstalling Keyboards Driver

If your keyboard is not working properly on your device then maybe it is a faulty driver, you can fix it by reinstalling the keyboard driver.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap on “Start” in the search field type “Device Manager” and then double click on the top result that appears on your device.
  2. Find the Keyboard driver and then right-tap on it and click on “Uninstall.”
  3. Now you need to reboot your operating system without reinstalling the keyboard driver. After the process your operating system automatically reinstalls the keyboard driver. Now you need to open “Device Manager” again when your operating system restarts.
  4. If the above process does not work, then you need to update your keyboard drivers through “IObit Driver Booster 7.” It can secure your computer by damage by installing an incorrect driver version.

Checking language Settings

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Type “language” in the taskbar to launch the settings option for Language option.
  2. Select “Spelling” and then select typing and keyboard and settings.
  3. Scroll down to locate “Advance Keyboard settings” and tap on it.
  4. Here you need to set “Override for default input methods to similar language as original language, and then you need to close the window.
  5. If you are using another language, then first you need to download a similar language pack, here are the steps to follow:
  6. Tap on the Start icon, type “Region & language” and then click on “Add a language” option.
  7. Now you need to change your language settings and then set your preferred language as default. After the above process, you need to follow the same steps given above.

Check AutoCorrect Settings

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch “Word” go to the file and then click “Options.”
  2. Move to the program and then click “Autocorrect Option.
  3. If Autocorrect converts the character and letter and function keys into special character and numbers, you need to select and then delete that entry.
  4. After the above process, you can get the solution of this issue and you need to check for improvements.

JEANNE E. WINFIELD arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at mcafee.com/activate.

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If you are one of those who love Google Home Speakers, then you might know that original Google Home speakers are now out of stock or unavailable with some retailers. There are some rumors that possibly Google is going to launch Google Home Next Speaker, which will stand out from other speakers due to its several features. 

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About Google Nest

In 2016, Google introduced the original Google Home. It is one of the most decent speakers with the Google Assistant. In the later year, the company had launched Google Home Mini and Google Home Max. Google Home Mini is much smaller than the Original Google Home speakers, and Google Home Max is a bit larger product.

After that, they introduced Google Nest products like Nest Hub Max and Nest Hub. These products have the added display features that put them in the smart speaker’s line-up. Google introduced the Nest series after the incorporation of the Nest with Google. The Nest is one of the leading brands that work on providing smart home products. 

Then in 2019, Google rebranded and upgraded the Home mini to Google Nest mini, which proved fruitful. Google Nest Mini speakers enhanced their sound quality. It is one of the safest bets to get the Nest speakers. 

Now, three and a half years have passed, so it makes sense to retire the oldest original Google Home or replace it with the latest speaker. There are some questions about which features you will see in the next Google’s speakers. Here are some things that most of the Google speaker lovers like to see from the latest and upcoming Home Nest Smart Speaker. 

Feature That You Might See in The Google Home Nest Smart Speaker

Better Sound Quality

With the Original Google Speakers release, consumers got solid options for those who want to set up speakers in their kitchen and living room. You can connect it easily with third-party music applications like Spotify and Google Play Music. All things are good, but it doesn’t sound good, or you can say that the sound quality is not good. 

Although it has three drivers, the Google Home still produces a muddy voice and has low sound quality. Sometimes, Google Assistant works in the wrong ways, which makes it a bad experience for all the users. 

Google has to work on its Audio Game before releasing their latest brand. Google has to work on these kinds of issues as they are competing with dedicated speakers like Sonos. Therefore, Google needs to make better-sounding Nest Speakers. 

The company must have to make some essential changes like change in the control volume button and others. 

Faster 

There is a common issue in all the Google Home Speaker as it reacts slightly slower than the Google Nest Mini. Let’s assume that you have both the devices, and you have commanded the same instruction to both the speakers. You will see that Google Nest Mini will react before the Google Home. Even the Nest Mini has a better processor and mics. The better processor is responsible for the quicker response.

The original home uses the Marvell Armada processor, an outdated processor that needs to be changed. Google can use any processor of other companies like Mediatek as it could help you in bringing the new power to these speakers. A lot of Amazon’s Echo products have the processor of Mediatek. You might expect that Google will work on the processor to get over the issue of slow command recognition. 

Hopefully, Google’s new product will launch with better sound quality, speed, and better command recognition feature.

Scope For More Power

All Google Nest Speakers are a great option for entertainment purposes. You can listen to your favorite songs and access around ten million tracks, which is a great feature. But it would help if you plugged it all the time.

It will be a great option when Google Home also runs on the battery. If it is available with the battery, then you can take it at any place. If you are working in any garage and need your speaker there, then the speaker powered by the battery becomes too useful. 

You might face some natural or reasonable limitations like staying in a limited Wi-Fi range; otherwise, you won’t connect to the Google Nest Speakers. There might be an issue with the battery life, but having full-day battery backup in a single charge would be a better option. Still, Google Nest speakers offer room to room connectivity around the house, which is the best feature among the Google Nest Speakers. 

I/O

Sometimes wires are better and easier to connect. You might be expecting the connection of the new Google speakers with other stereo systems, which is quite amazing. In fact, the larger Google Home Max comes with a dedicated auxiliary jack of 3.5mm. It becomes extremely easy to connect them with other audio devices and turn them into Smart devices. When it comes to any wireless connectivity, then there are chances that you won’t be able to connect your device because those devices might not support those connectivity features. 

The Google Home Max comes with the USB-C port, which is a great option. The availability of this port can help you add Nest speakers with the Home Max. The presence of optical audio out might be welcomed by the buyers. 

Wireless Connectivity

Google should work on their wireless part and offer great connectivity with the upcoming Google Nest Speaker. The presence of Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 6 in the next Google’s speaker might give extra strength to their product. 

Bluetooth 5 is the flagship feature in most of the smartphones. In the past, they had worked hard to reduce the power required to run their devices. 

Even Wi-Fi six is considered as the current generation’s Wi-Fi. You can see this feature in most new smartphones, especially the products that were launched after January. It has more advantages than Wi-Fi 5. 

Bonus Features That Might Be The Part Of The Google’s New Speaker

There is a long list of features that fans might want to be part of Google’s Next speakers. Here is the list of some features that Google might include in their speakers. 

  • Physical Mute Switch— Right now, there is no physical mute button in the speakers. If there will be a switch button, then it will be handy for you. 
  • Stereo pairing — If the speaker can pair two or more Nest Speakers at one time, it will create a great stereo effect. 
  • Auto digital signal processing — Google Home Max adjusts itself according to your room. Google fans might welcome the upgrade of this feature. 
  • More/better lights — Better indicators in the speaker would prove too helpful. 
  • Better support for multiple Google accounts — As you know, Google Voice Assistant can clearly recognize its users.

After the involvement of these features in the Google Speaker, you might want to buy it. 

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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If you are travelling to any other location, then you must be going to deal with tickets, security checks, reaching to the airports and many more. Making these arrangements may prove hectic and above these things you don’t want to add more tension in your travel. One of the most important aspects about the travelling part is preparing your luggage. If you prepare your luggage appropriately, then it can make your travelling experience smoother, which can reduce chaos while travelling.

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But if you carry your belongings in a smart Luggage or bag, then it might be helpful for you as well. Here are some of the Smart Luggage that can make your travel more convenient:

Modobag

It is the most expensive luggage on this list. You may need to spend around $1,500 for getting this product, but you will get everything in this suitcase for which you have to pay.

Literally, you can ride on the top of it. Simply sit on the bag and pull out the handles of the bars. It is like an Electric motorcycle or Suitcase that can travel with the speed of the 7mph with an impressive range of 6-mile. You can carry luggage up to 260Ibs, and it will take around 2 hours to recharge the battery of the Suitcase. Some in-built USB ports can allow you to charge your other devices easily. You won’t get the huge space for carrying the luggage, but if you have this device, then you won’t mind taking fewer belongings with you.

Ovis Auto-follow Suitcase

If you want your Suitcase to follow you, then you are going to love Ovis Suitcase. It is one of the best smart luggage products that prove too useful when you just want to “Set It and Forget It.” In this luggage, you will find the 96Wh battery, which can go behind you at least 13 miles in a single charge with the speed of 6.7mph. In-built two USB ports help you to charge your devices inside your Suitcase. 

Other smart features also get offered by this Suitcase like a weight sensor, anti-theft alarm, AI vision with the camera, and GPS tracking. It is cheaper than Modobag.

Samsara Carry-on

If you compare this bag with the previous ones, then you won’t find any WOW factor in this bag. But if you want to focus on the goods and belongings that you want to carry, then it might be a great option for you. The bag has the aluminium body, which is resistant and looks good too. 

When you look for its smart features, then you will get that there are a couple of USB ports like Type A and Type C ports that can allow you to charge other devices. It has 10,000mAh battery life with the smart indicator that can indicate you when the Suitcase is opened in your absence. As users can also get the real-time location report and other small features that you can enjoy from the respected application. 

Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage

All the smart luggage products on the list are amazing, but most of the companies are new, or no one really knows about those brands. If you want the product from any reliable brand, then you might look towards this luggage. The Suitcase is made to last, and the company has taken experience from their product “Swiss Army knife”, which is famous for its use and durability. 

You will get the in-built locking system with the integrated USB connection (From exterior port to interior port), but you will not get the battery in this case. The product has limited smart features, but if you buy this product, then you will get the brand recognition, style durability and the quality product from the Victorinox.

Incase ProConnected 4

If you are looking for the product, which is more accessible in price with a quality product, then Incase ProConnected 4 will prove the perfect product for you. The Suitcase has the 600D Polyester outer design that helps the case to look more elegant. It is made from the polycarbonate product, which makes it durable.

This bag doesn’t have as many features as others. You will only get the charging port as the smart feature. But with the 20,100mAh battery, you can use your devices for a long time. 

Sunnybag Explorer Plus

It is more like a backpack rather than Suitcase. But you will get more than any backpack. Those who prefer a backpack, then it will be a great option for you. The Sunnybag Explorer Plus has a solar panel that can charge your devices without any issue. If you are an adventure lover, then it is a perfect backpack for you. 

XD Design Bobby Original

It is one of the stylish backpacks in the list if you love any elegant pack. These kinds of backpacks are known for the anti-theft features and their resistance, which is quite good. It is a water resistance bag that has hidden zippers and pockets that can protect your belongings. There are some advanced features like integrated USB charging ports to keep your devices charged, which is quite commendable with other elements of this bag. 

Airbolt

If you have a suitcase or bag that already has smart features, then it will prove helpful if you use any smart lock with your bag. The Airbolt is one of them that can be controlled via your smartphone just by connecting them with the Bluetooth. From your phone, you can lock or unlock it, or you can create some passcodes that can give access to your family members to unlock or lock your Suitcase. You can also track your Suitcase and get the alerts via the phone’s application. 

You can charge this lock through the micro-USB, but you don’t need to charge the battery as the battery life is around 12 months. You can use it with your keys, purse, backpacks and luggage too.

Tile

You know about the crowdsourced location tracking, then must know about the Tile. It is also known as the king of the devices that used crowdsourced location tracking features. It works with Bluetooth, and you will get the battery life around 12 months. 

There is an application that is smart enough to track where you left your device. It is one of the smart luggage that can help you to find your Tile device even after losing it. For sure, it is one of the best products that can keep your luggage safe.

A good battery packs

If you just want a device that can allow you to charge your device, then it is not a good option to spend money on the whole backpack or suitcase. There are some of the battery packs that can help you to charge your devices on the go. You can find them online on any shopping sites. 

These are all the best smart luggage options that you can buy and enjoy your tour. 

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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Blueprint is one of the essential items present in Call of Duty: Warzone’s world. However, it’s been over two months since the Blueprint has been updated into Call of Duty: Warzone but still there are quite a few gamers who have succeeded in unlocking it. In this article, we are going to help the players to know the ways to unlock Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. Below we have provided a proper workaround that consists of all the necessary information about Blueprint alongside a specific method to open it.

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How to Unlock Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint in Call of Duty: Warzone

Before proceeding further to the process of unlocking Blueprint, first let us know about it a bit more. The gamers need to know there are lots of perks and disincentives linked to the Blueprint. Thus, the players who will unlock it are surely going to avail of various rewards but also have to face several flaws that are related to it. However, once the gamers can release the Gunsmith, then sure they will be able to compel the Blueprint, and it will increase the value of it. Although, there are numerous Blueprints available in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone but the Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint is one of the most essential amongst all of them.

The gamers need to initiate the following process by accomplishing various contracts in Call of Duty: Warzone. To do so, players have to access the matches of trios, duos and course solos. Therefore, gamers will start getting contracts. In addition to this, gamers will also get various rewards to accomplish recons, bounties and Scavenger through these contracts. Gamers need to understand the fact that contracts are the only prime resort to unlock the Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. The players need to accomplish at least three contracts, and when they successfully achieve it, then they will get a secret blue briefcase through the drop.

The gamers need to attain the blue briefcase, and then they need to open it. Once the briefcase opens, there will be a new mission appearing on the screen. The mission is also necessary to accomplish; thus, gamers have to complete it. However, here comes the disincentive; players have to invest a lot of their money on this mission. Once the gamers complete the mission, then they will get the Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. Hence it is a group task; thus, every individual of the group will get a Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. The squad members need to try really hard to accomplish this task because everyone will get the secret Blueprint even after one of them achieved it.

The gamers once get the Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint; now they need to unlock it. For that, they have to pursue the blue icon that appears on the left side of the screen. The gamers need to keep on following the blue icon and require to keep on following it until a blue circle appears. If gamers are lucky enough, then they can also get a Helicopter standing over there.

Players can easily access the Helicopter and run it. If they are unable to find the Helicopter, then amid the blue circle, they will find a Contraband Deposit Heli, and it will start popping up on the screen. Gamers need to call the Contraband Deposit Heli and soon after that; they will be able to unlock an immense amount of money alongside Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. Once the Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint unlocked successfully, gamers will get Tac Laser, Ax-50 Sniper Rifle, 9 Round Magazine, Scope, Factor Barrel and Singuard Arms Marksman stock.

Conclusion

This article provides a piece of information about Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint to the gamers. In this article, we have shared a proper way to unlock Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint. We hope that players will succeed in unlocking Lonely Lagoon Ax50 Blueprint through this article.

Call of Duty: Warzone can be played on Xbox OnePS4 and PC.

Robert Hunt is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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In the past few decades, video game industries have grown a lot. The reason for that could be the rising demand for video games. Thus, several new genre video games have been introduced, and the horror segment is one of the most popular genres. 7 Days to Die is a Zombie survival video game that is compact with both Horror and Survival genre.

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The seventh day ‘s night in the game is a full moon night that triggers the mind of ordinary people to turn back into Zombies. Thus, gamers have to save themselves from the Zombies crowd attack. For that, the best option is to craft a Minibike in Navesgane to escape whenever the Zombies lineup attacks. However, the process of building a Minibike in Navesgane in 7 Days to Die is a bit intricate. Thus, below we have provided a proper workaround to help the gamers to build a Minibike with ease in 7 Days to Die.

About Minibike

Before moving further to the following context, the gamers must understand how Minibike works in 7 Days to Die. Minibike is one of the best ways to escape from the attack of Zombies. Even though there is a lot of ammunition that gamers carry all the time with them, it is not enough to stop the malicious attack of Zombies. However, the building of Minibike can be a real mess because gathering the parts for it is quite intricate. Thus, the first step of this process should always be to find the parts for Minibike. Below we have mentioned the location of parts for Minibike alongside ways to build it in 7 Days to Die.

How to Build a Minibike in Navesgane in 7 Days to Die

The gamers are required to head straight to Diersville, which is a central city of Navesgane. However, they need to be pretty aware because there are Zombies present in large numbers. Thus, the gamers need to bring as much ammunition as they can to that city to deal with the Zombies guard. Once the players successfully manage to visit Diersville city, then they have to navigate hospitals, prisons, hotels, and houses. When they successfully find all the requisite places, then they need to start to invade inside each of them.

They will find the parts for the bikes inside each of them; however, there are Zombies dogs present to guard them, so gamers again have to carry lethal weapons to prevent themselves from the Zombie dogs’ bites. Additionally, inside the prison, gamers will encounter Zombie police instead of dogs. They are way too dangerous than the dogs, so players who are planning to access the prison should be quite aware and carry a potent weapon during that time.

The gamers who have just started playing 7 Days to Die are advised not to attempt accomplishing this task because it requires a bit of skill. Players should take time to understand the game and its aspects; afterward, they are suggested to try gathering the Minibike parts. Alternatively, amateur gamers of 7 Days to Die are requested to purchase the Minibike parts from a grocery mart or hardware shop. Once the players have successfully accumulated all the prerequisite parts for Minibike, then they need to go to inventory. Afterward, they have to press the option of build, and soon after, their Minibike will be ready to use. The Navesgane city also offers various workstations where gamers can find the gas for the Minibike. Alongside, players will find multiple abandoned vehicles on the road, and they can easily get gas from them.

It is highly up to gamers which way they would choose to build the Minibike. However, we advise them to go with the first way of collecting the parts by itself rather than buying it; as 7 Days to Die is known for risking life and its objective also rewards the gamers that play it through that way.

7 Days to Die can be played on Mac OS XMicrosoft WindowsXbox One, and PS4.

Ava Williams is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

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Being only released to Play Station, the first edition in the franchise by Rockstar gained a lot of popularity but had to let go of the massive PC market. PC players had always wanted the game in their system, and finally, when Red Dead Redemption 2 was launched, the attraction was instant. Rockstar already has a massive following with games like GTA V and previous editions, a similar game in a Wild West setup was much welcomed. Regardless of the multiplayer option, this one was one of the biggest games launched in the past decade. The in-game campaign has a fantastic story as well as the gameplay technique along with the spectacular graphics, makes it a success story. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been nearly out for two years now, but still, players are finding new things every day. 

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This constant search for new secrets every day keeps the game enjoyable just the same as its first day, and it is a testament to the hard work and sweat put into the game by the developers. So here are a few secrets.

The Eyes of Arthur Morgan

The first on this list is a discovery made by Reddit user ChanDanGreene99 who noticed that Arthur’s pupils in Red Dead Redemption 2 would dilate depending on the lighting. This feature obviously is so minute but so detailed that it makes us realize how much work went into the game, to make something so human-like in a game. The detail being so small was of course missed by the players a lot, and it doesn’t affect the gameplay in any way, but Rockstar did it nonetheless.

Reloading the Bullets

Another new and interesting quirk found in the gameplay which is still a mystery is the sequence of when Arthur Morgan reloads his gun with bullets. As posted, a clip of by a Reddit user called Bornstellar67, Morgan can be seen saying something as he reloads the gun. Without the audio to support it, it was initially assumed that he Morgan was just counting the number of bullets, but it was soon discredited as none of his facial actions resembled that of mouthing numbers. The counter debate still goes on as no one officially knows what is being said. Some presume that it is a glitch from Rockstar’s side, and some believe that Arthur Morgan might be just telling others off. It is still unknown officially.

The Wild-life

One of the reasons that make this game the masterpiece that it is is the open-world gameplay that it provides to the players. And along with the open-world, comes a host of different qualities such as weather and wildlife. The game is beaming with wildlife, and the players can, of course, take a diversion from the main storyline and go explore everything that the world has to offer and take in the digital nature. Other really amazing details like wildlife interaction where two bucks began banging their antlers together are small details put in by Rockstar. Of course, this particular interaction isn’t a secret, given that other animals also engage in a fight in the game.

However, PPLove a Redditor discovered something they haven’t seen before, and during such a fight between the two bucks, one had died, but its antlers were caught in the other buck. The recording showed how the other buck struggled to get free from his dead opponent, and it eventually succeeded without any help.

Arthur’s Hygiene

Rockstar while making this game didn’t leave any aspect behind. And this thing can be very well seen as there is the option of maintaining hygiene in the game. There is an option to take baths. Although doing this is not an absolute necessity in the game nor does it affect the storyline in any way, but you will also notice that the environment gameplay may change a bit as one may notice that customers of saloons will spur out snide remarks and shopkeepers may even exclaim their disgust. Moreover, if Arthur enters Eagle Eye, there will be a physical manifestation of his body odour, which is an indicator that the character needs to get a shower.

This just goes to show the details gone into the making of the game and how to advance it as all the NPCs of the game can keep track of Arthur Morgan’s hygiene. And this dedication to the game is what made the game so popular.

Newspaper Stay Up-to-Date

The last thing on this list is a bit odd for a game as it revolves around reading a newspaper in a game. However, looking into this aspect, you will notice that the newspaper on the game called Saint-Denis Times is definitely worth picking up. Time to time you will notice that the paper mentions the Van Der Linde Gang’s activities, and it may even talk about a mission that the player recently accomplished. Although missed by a lot of players given the reading aspect in a game, these are the details that make the game one of the best in its time.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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In today’s world Android has emerged as the most prominent open ecosystem with over 3 million apps. Many of these apps are the center of attraction for users of different platforms. One of them is Linux users. If you are a Linux user and want to enjoy the applications that run on Android, you can do so by following a few simple steps on your Linux device. Already several options are available for running android apps on different platforms. We can take an example of BlueStacks that is used for running android apps on Windows and macOS, but it is not available for Linux. So, the best layer to date for running Android apps on Linux is Anbox. It is a free, open-source cloud computing platform like Wine (a compatibility layer that is free and is an open-source layer that helps users in running windows apps on Linux). With Anbox, you can run Android mobile applications on Linux with ease and that too without emulation. You can download Anbox for PCs and laptops also as it works pretty well on both.

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Installing Anbox on Linux

  • To install and use Anbox on your Linux device, you need to install Anbox’s Snap package along with the necessary kernel module. For installing the snaps, snapd service is required. To install snapd, you can use the command:
  • sudo apt install snapd
  • Once you have installed snapd on your Linux PC, you may now install Anbox setup with the command:
  • snap install –classic anbox-installer && anbox-installer
  • You will have to enter a password when a pop up appears, which will download the snap package. Within some time, two options will appear:
  • “Install Anbox” and “Uninstall Anbox” You need to click on the Install Anbox option and agree with the terms and conditions, and after doing so, reboot the system. With these steps, Anbox will get installed on your Linux PC.

Installing Apps Through Anbox

On clicking the folder, you will find various applications that your android handset has by default. To download any games or any other apps other than the default applications, you will have to download the apk files that are related to that application you want to download. You will have to download apps by this process only because you cannot have direct access to Google Play through Anbox. After downloading the apk files and installing the applications, you may use them like the way you use them in your Android devices.

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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Microsoft facilitates the users with various features and programs and one of the most exclusive applications in its pack is SensorExplorer that can be effortlessly downloaded via Microsoft Store. One can access the complete package from GitHub. It occupies only 22.04 MB of storage capacity, and it can be easily used to authenticate the installation of most of the compatible sensors such as orientation sensors.

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The application also enables the users to produce comprehensive plots and precise tables that allow the users to monitor various sensors that help the users to monitor dual screens too. Here is how to use “SensorExplorer 2.0” to check Dual Screen Feature on Windows 10.

Using SensorExplorer 2.0 on Windows 10

Users can use Sensor Explorer 2.0 on Windows 10 to check Dual Screen very easily.

Downloading SensorExplorer 2.0

  • It’s the first step towards using and applying SensorExplorer 2.0 on Windows, and the process is completely straightforward.

Downloading via Microsoft Store

  • Hit any of the desired web browsing applications to launch and then reach the official page of SensorExplorer.
  • Once you reached the web page of Sensor Explorer, then tap on the Getting option and then choose the option “Open Microsoft Store” from the prompt menu.
  • When Microsoft Store launches on the screen, you need to press the Get button again.
  • Then, wait for a while for the application to get downloaded and installed on your device.

Downloading SensorExplorer via GitHub

  • In the beginning, reach the site of GitHub and then you will be required to fetch the app package tools located inside the folder of SensorExplorer for the process of sideloading.
  • Now, download the complete package in a manual way.

Procedure for Checking Dual Screen on Windows 10

First of all, you have to ensure to check these specs and guidelines before starting to SensorExplorer 2.0 on your device:

Checking whether Two Sensors and Accelerometers are Present

Users need to check all the components properly whether these components are properly interacted with each other and are ready to use:

  • In the beginning, you have to enter into the app and hit the tab “View” mode. It will appear as three-layered dots or parallel lines.
  • Then, you need to scroll your cursor in a horizontal way to check all the four components on your display. You will be able to view these components and their details on your device’s screen:
  • Simple orientation Sensor 1
  • Simple Orientation Sensor 2
  • Accelerometer 1
  • Accelerometer 2

Note: In case you are viewing all the components mentioned above, then you may proceed to the next step.

  • If you are unable to see any of the things mentioned above, then it means that your sensors are enumerated to your Operating System. So, ensure to have all the sensors on your display.

Using Unique Panel ID for Sensor and Accelerometer

Here is how to check the unique panel ID in the orientation sensor and accelerometer:

  • First of all, you have to hit the View Mode tab that appears in the upper left-hand side screen.
  • Then, scroll down the mouse horizontally and then tap the Hide Plot option.
  • After that, launch the option “Physical Location of Device” to check the Unique Panel ID.

Testing Dual Screen Mode

You have to test the devices for dual-screen mode, and there are various processes to check it.

Performing Hinge Angle Test

  • First and foremost, you will require managing two different panels of your device to achieve the hinge angle with specific criteria. Then, test the sensor readings as per your desire. To do so, pursue these guidelines:
  • At the start, navigate towards the Dual Screen Testing Mode.
  • Then, hit the Hinge Angle Test option to launch the process.
  • After that, choose the option related to Angle Sensor that you wish to test from the pull drop menu.
  • On the following display, you will see a circle with relevant data. Now, you may change the hinge angle in 60 seconds.

Posture Testing

In this procedure, you will be requested to place your device in a specific place and then check the sensors there. The process might take 20 seconds.

Follow these guidelines to perform posture testing:

  • First and foremost, hit the posture Testing option situated under the option of Dual Screen Testing.
  • Every round consists of a specific posture that can be tested and make sure to fetch a different posture each time.

Flip Testing

  • The process of flip testing is very straightforward as you will be asked to flip your device to launch and then shut it off, and thus the sensor will test the flip procedure.
  • You have to monitor every action while flipping your device each time you check it. The process will provide only ten seconds to perform this action.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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Microsoft Teams gives you a whole lot of features to work with, such as video calling, file sharing, etc. It is a collaboration software and a segment of Suite 365 applications.

Microsoft Teams was introduced in 2017 and has been working effectively since then. There are its features and tips which not only makes your job easy but saves a lot of time.

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Let us begin by talking about these tips:

  • Collaboration Meetings

You can conduct collaborative meetings with the people far off instead of travelling all the way to their place to talk. Now, the question arises who all can attend and be a part of the meeting? The answer to your question is a person with an email account.

Someone who doesn’t have the Microsoft Teams application installed can still join the meeting via browser with an email account. The browser doesn’t give the same options as an application but it is still an excellent way to be a part of the conference.

  • Schedule meetings from within

You can opt to start a meeting now or schedule it for later from within the teams. Click on the meetings icon and schedule a meeting by filling in the details in a calendar.

  • Sharing files and documents

The Microsoft Teams not only lets you share your documents but also enables your guests to do the same. A guest must have an office 365 account for the host to add him/her to the meeting.

To add them to the meeting, click the three-dotted icon in front of the group you want to add them to. Next window will appear where you’ll have to enter the email address and tap on the ‘Add’ button.

  • Chats in Microsoft Team

The chat feature of Microsoft Teams works in the same manner as any other chat feature does. Some tips for using Chats feature are:

  1. Reply – A reply is must if you account yourself a part of your team. Click on the ‘Reply’ button to add to the conversation and give your suggestions.
  2. Conversation on a document – To start a previous discussion regarding a document, select and open the document. Click on the ‘Start Conversation’ button on the top.
  3. Subject – Adding a title to the chat adds the objective of the conversation for the members to view.
  4. GIFs – GIF can add a little fun element to your conversations. It can be used or avoided as per your convenience.
  5. Bookmark important information

You can save important messages with the help of the ‘Sash’ icon available on the top of each message. Whenever you’ve to find a message saved long back, go to your profile by clicking on the profile picture on the top right of the screen. Then, click on the ‘Saved’ option that will give you the list of all the saved messages or anything else that you saved.

  • Working with the Tabs

Tabs make it easy for you to access a file or folder, and saves a lot of time. To create a tab, go to your channel window and click on the ‘+’ icon. Search for anything you want to create a tab for. Give the tab a name and then click on the ‘Save’ button to make the changes.

  • Translate Messages

Microsoft Teams enables you to translate the messages in your language. To translate a message, click the three-dotted icon in front of the text, and click on the ‘Translate’ button from the drop-down menu.

  • Record your Meetings

You can record your team meetings for later use as well. Recording a meeting helps you gain points if you missed any or share it with someone who couldn’t attend the meeting.

The steps to record a meeting are:

  1. Click on the three-dotted menu button.
  2. Select the ‘Start Recording’ button.
  3. Your meeting will start getting recorded. Once your meeting gets over, click on the ‘Stop Recording’ button to stop.

JEANNE E. WINFIELD arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at mcafee.com/activate.

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Big screens are a lot more fun than binge-watching on the small screen, like your phone. Netflix is a popular online streaming platform that provides smooth functioning of shows and series, whatever you like.

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You can connect the Netflix account with your TV to experience the cinema at home.

How to set up Netflix on your TV

To set an existing Netflix account on your TV, the steps are:

  1. Link your TV with an Internet connection.
  2. In case you don’t have Netflix installed on your TV, install and launch the application.
  3. Once the application is downloaded, sign in with your account, and you’re good to go!

To Set a new Netflix account on your TV, the steps are:

  1. Link your TV with an Internet connection.
  2. In case you don’t have Netflix installed on your TV, install and launch the application.
  3. Netflix offers you a one-month free trial to use. Select ‘Start your free month’ and then click ‘Continue.’
  4. Select a plan from all three plans available with Netflix that are: Basic, Standard, and Premium. All the three plans have their own conditions. Choose whichever is appropriate for you, and click ‘Continue.’
  5. A sign-in window will appear next. Enter the details and tap on the ‘Continue’ button.
  6. You’ll have to enter your phone number for double-verification. Once you enter a phone number, an SMS with a link will be directed on your phone.
  7. Click on the link to confirm your sign in to a new Netflix account.
  8. In the next window, enter your Email ID and Password. Also, choose the mode of payment in case you want to continue with the subscription after one month of trial.
  9. Fill in your card details and click on the ‘I Agree’ checkbox to agree with the terms and conditions.
  10. Once the above steps are done, click on the ‘Start Membership’ button to log in to your account and start streaming.

Now you’re ready to log in with the same account on your TV.

Methods to use if Netflix is not getting connected to your TV

Sometimes, Netflix can create trouble while connecting to your TV. Thus, there are various methods to fix this.

  • Start with basic troubleshooting

Before jumping to any conclusions regarding damage of your device or so, check for some basic troubleshooting. Some of which are:

  • Check if your Internet connection is working well or not. If the Internet connection is not working, detach the modem for a few seconds and then try connecting again. This might help with an increase in speed and a better connection.
  • Re-start your TV after you completely turn it off. This works a lot of times.
  • Look for any updates to be done; sometimes, an old version creates problems with the streaming.
  • You can also try clearing the application cache.
  • Restore your Netflix application

A lot of times, when an application doesn’t work on any device, we usually uninstall it and then install it after a few seconds. This refreshes your application and does not create any error further.

This only requires downloading the application and typing your login details again.

  • Make fixes on your Smart TV

If the basic troubleshooting fails to work, here are some fixes to be made on your Smart TV.

  • Turn off your TV for a few seconds and then turn it on. This will reset the device.

A hard reset is the last thing you should go for. But if any other trick isn’t working, this may help you fix your Netflix error. This reset will delete all the applications from your Smart TV and set it to its factory settings.

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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Tips and Tricks to Use Windows Task Manager

The Windows Task Manager is an integral asset that consists of valuable data and your system’s general asset utilization details about individual processes. It is the most significant program you will approach when everything else has either frozen or not responsive.

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Windows Task Manager has a lot of tips and tricks that users are still not aware of. Let us get in talking about the same:

  • Launching Task Manager using shortcut

Many people will choose to open Task Manager by hitting ‘Ctrl + Alt + Del’ keys on the keyboard and clicking on the ‘Task Manager’ from the options. It is not being denied that this method doesn’t work, but there is another way to open the Task Manager that saves your time, especially when you work a lot with the same.

To open Windows Task Manager, tap ‘Ctrl + Shift + Esc’ on your keyboard, and that will directly take you to the Manager window.

If you want to avoid using Keyboard, right-click anywhere on the Windows Taskbar, and choose ‘Task Manager.’

  • Force shut-down Task Manager

Task Manager freezes very often, and after a few seconds, you’re asked to shut it down while you’re waiting for it to resume working.

To shut down the Task Manager window immediately, click on the ‘Processes Tab’ and’ right-click on that particular frozen process. Select ‘End Process’ to turn it down instantly.

  • Restart if the Program has stopped responding

Just as Windows Task Manager can freeze sometimes, it’s programs can stop responding as well. It’ll make you wait for a while before it flashes the option to ‘Restart’ the program.

To save time and immediately restart the program because its not responding, go to the ‘Processes Tab’ of the Task Manager and right-click on the process that is not working. Select ‘Restart’ to start over the process.

  • Finding Program Folders

There are times when you have to discover the folder where a program or Windows process resides on your hard drive. You could be taking a lot of time chasing through the hard drive and Program Records. A simpler alternative is to open the Task Manager by running a program.

If you have Windows 8.1 or 10, locate the program name in the ‘Processes Tab.’ Right-click on the process and choose ‘Open file location.’ This step will directly take you to the folder.

  • Keep a check on your computer’s performance

Task Manager not only troubleshoots but keeps a check on your system’s performance.

To check the performance of your PC, go to the ‘Performance Tab’ in the Task Manager Window. You’ll come across factors like memory usage, network usage, etc. To check on details, tap on the ‘Open Resource Monitor’ when you scroll to the bottom of the window.

  • Use the Web to look for Processes

You can go online to look for processes, as well. If you’ve Windows 8.1 or 10, right-click on any process and choose ‘Search Online’ to know more about it.

  • Task Manager Customization

You can customize Task Manager according to your need.

To add columns of information in the ‘Processes Tab,’ go to the column header and right-click on the same.  Two sections you should utilize are “Process name” and “Publisher.” The Process name shows you the genuine .exe name of the procedure rather than exactly what it says it is. This can assist you with spotting programs that may be disclosed to you a certain something, yet are actually another.

Additionally, the Publisher segment can reveal to you where the procedure originates from. For instance, a great deal of them will say “Microsoft Corporation.” On the off chance that you detect an organization, you don’t remember, you can find them and check whether they are all good. These choices will be significantly more informative than you likely need.

You can also choose to see the percentage of values with the help of Windows 8.1 and 10. To change the settings for the same, go to the ‘Processes Tab,’ and right-click on the process. Select ‘Resources Values’ and go to the ‘Memory’ option. Now, select ‘Percentage’ to see the percentage of factors like memory used, etc.

  • Launch Task Manager with Explorer

In case, access to File Explorer is lost, open the Task Manager and go to the ‘File’ menu. Click on the ‘Run’ option and browse the commands by typing the short name for the same.

  • Find the Location

To find the location of a process, right-click on the process and choose ‘Show File Location.’ You may also use the Web to search for the location of a file.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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How to Share Your Screen in Google Meet

As you all know, Google Meet is a video calling or video conferencing application introduced by Google itself. Anyone with a Google account can use Google Meet to plan meetings online or any other personal reasons. Earlier, it wasn’t possible to host a meeting online with a lot of participants, but Google Meet enables you to host and add up to 100 participants, and a meeting can last up to 60 minutes.

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Google Meet is not restricted to hosting a conference. Instead, it has a lot more than that. Out of everything else, we shall talk about its ‘Screen Sharing’ feature that is a bit confusing to work with.

As other platforms like Zoom, Skype, etc have the feature called screen sharing, Google Meet has it named as ‘Present Now.’ Most of the people aren’t aware of what this feature does, and further, we’ll talk about the steps to work with the same.

With the help of ‘Present Now,’ you can share your screen with your colleagues on the video call for a lot of purposes like presenting a presentation, sharing a blueprint, etc.

The steps to use the ‘Present Now’ feature in Google Meet are:

  1. Start sharing your screen anytime. All you need to do is press on the ‘Present Now’ button on the bottom menu of the screen.
  2. A window with three options will appear: Your entire screen, A window, or a Chrome tab. Select what on your screen you want to share.
  3. If you select to share ‘Your entire screen,’ tap on the same. Next window will appear with the screen you choose to share. Tap on the ‘Share’ button to follow.

Your entire screen will now appear in the chat window.

  • If you select to share ‘A window,’ from the ‘Present Now’ menu, all the current windows on your screen will appear. Select the one that you want to share on a video call and click on the ‘Share’ button.
  • For sharing a specific website- for example, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Select the ‘Chrome tab’ option from the ‘Present Now’ button on the toolbar. This option only works with Google Chrome.

Next, all the websites that are opened on your desktop will appear. Select the one you want to share on the video call, and press the ‘Share’ button.

You can also share or not share the audio, as you like. You’ll now see a window with the ‘Presentation Box’ on the top of the window. You can change between the presentation or participant’s view in between the call.

If you want to stop sharing your screen, tap on the ‘You are presenting’ button on the bottom of the screen, and click ‘Stop Presenting.’  You now no longer be able to share your screen with the co-participants.

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The current era of gaming is consistently working on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation games. You can find every popular game on these platforms. It is a modern gaming platform that players access to play games, hear music and many more types of stuff. As the innovation of the platform is happening year after year, innovation in games is also happening consistently. Sometimes in a specific game, players walk through mature content which is not a preferred thing for every player. Well, in this particular section, you can set up the limit on mature content by blocking it. In the Xbox One, you have the authority to block or limit the mature content by using the Microsoft Family Group.

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The restriction is necessary when you know the situation of your area. Even if you are letting a kid play games and you don’t want them to see any mature content, this type of feature will help you. Managing the Xbox One is nowhere tough, and now you can easily set up the content restriction feature in the device.

How to Restrict Apps, Media and Games on Xbox One

To block the games and apps, it is mandatory to make a “Microsoft Family Group” and give that account to the person or child for whom you want to block the content. There are some additional controls available for a child account, which is easily manageable for the child profile on Xbox One.

After creating a child account, head to any browser and access the Microsoft Family Group. Slide down and look for the account that you wish to categorize for content restriction. Head to the “More options” and slide down a bit and choose “Content restriction” option.

You will be enabled to block the apps, media automatically based on the rating of age for the child. If the child is not appropriate for the content, so the setting of age restriction will stop the inappropriate content. In order to do this, just use “Allow Apps and Games Rated For” below the “Apps, Games & Media” section. Choose the age that you prefer appropriate for the account. Just one thing you need to remember is that it will apply on every content to the user of Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. You can take more detailed information for the different kinds of age and media once choosing the link of “View Allowed Ratings.”

You can also receive an outstanding request from the Microsoft Family Group on the front page. Now it will be up to you if you “Allow” it or “Deny” it. If you don’t have many details about the game, then you just have to click on the name of the game and you will have more details. 

You are also allowed to block the previously downloaded game or apps through the “Activity” tab section of “Microsoft Family Group.”

How to Restrict Web Browsing on Xbox One

Web content will be blocked in every device if a Microsoft Family Group will be accessed even if you use Windows 10 or Xbox One. To block the websites for the child account, you need to open the account and move to the Microsoft Family Group page and choose “More Options” and then press the “Content Restrictions” option.

Slide down to “Web Browsing” column and be assured that you have activated the “Block inappropriate websites” by toggle on.

You can manually expand the list of blocked and allowed websites. If there is any specific website that you want to block, so just paste or mention the link of the website in the appropriate block website section. You can add multiple websites by tapping on the Plus icon. There is also an “Always allowed” section available that will let you access those sites which you add in the appropriate column.

Ava Williams is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

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Google Assistant is an excellent feature of Android devices, but sometimes users can face the issue regarding it. If Google Assistant is not working on your android device, you can follow some necessary steps to solve the issue. Most of the issues with Google Assistant are minor that can be resolved easily. If you don’t know the reasons of Problem, just follow these necessary steps for resolving the issue.

 

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Reboot the Device

Problems with Google Assistant can happen with any user, but you have to follow the right path to solve it. Rebooting the device is a basic and most reliable technique that can be in this type of situation. Once you reboot the device, all the apps and games will reboot also, and they begin their working cycle from the start. Your device will take some time to reboot, and you might lose some of your battery percentages but don’t worry. Do not factory reset the device, and reboot doesn’t wipe out the data of the device. Once your device starts again, just use Google Assistant once again. Your Problem probably must be solved by now but if that doesn’t happen, follow the second step. 

Retrain the Voice Model

The Problem might be happening because Google Assistant doesn’t seem to understand or recognize your voice. To fix this issue, you need to retrain. Use your voice again to let Google Assistant learn it. Launch the Google application and choose the “More” option on the below side of the screen. Now click on “Settings” and then hit the “Voice section.” Choose “Voice Match” following the “Retrain Voice Model.”

Click on “I agree” option and start to retrain your voice. You need to speak “OK Google” or “Hey Google” a couple of times. Once Google Assistant recognizes your voice, it will indicate all set and use Google Assistant. Now you can use Google Assistant and if this doesn’t work, so follow a few more options. 

Ensure the Google Assistant is Enabled and Your Device Supports It

Ensure yourself if your smartphone supports it or not. Every android model doesn’t support Google Assistant, and that is why it is necessary to know about the device compatibility.

  1. Should have at least 1GB of ROM with Android 5.0+.
  2. Should have at least 1.5GB of ROM with Android 6.0+.
  3. Google app version should be 6.13 or higher.
  4. Screen resolution should be at least 720p.

If the compatibility of the device matches with Google Assistant, then check if it is activated. Activate the Google Assistant. Launch the Google Assistant on the mobile device and click on more sections. Click on the “Settings” on “Google Assistant.” Toggle on the Google Assistant and set up the Hey Google to complete the procedure. Check by saying OK Google or Hey Google and check if you got the response. If the problem is still the same, follow another method. 

Additional Solution of Problem

If your problem is not solved from the direct features of Google Assistant, so now you need to make some changes in the phone. Try these options to resolve the issue.

Confirm the Internet Connection – Check the internet if this is working. If you are using Google Assistant with no internet service, then Google Assistant will not work. It will not hear your voice; neither will it show any results to you. 

Confirm the Microphone – Check if the microphone is working fine. If any object is covering the microphone, so Google Assistant it might face Problem of hearing commands. 

Upgrade the Application – Ensure yourself if Google Assistant is upgraded. If you are using an older version, that could be the reason for the Problem. Check the latest version and if it is available then just upgrade it ASAP.

Robert Hunt is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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Photoshop is one of the best photo editing apps launched by Microsoft. But most Windows 10 users complain that when they try to take prints straight through the app, the app starts behaving abnormally. If you are one of those who are troubled with a similar issue, then we have some fixes that you can try.

 

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Compress the.PSD

One of the biggest issues that you may face would be during the compression of the .PSD file. Here is how you can resolve it:

  1. Launch the Photoshop app then load up the .PSD file.
  2. After that, select the File option and choose the “Save As” option through the context menu.
  3. Once you find the “Save As” option, click on it and select the appropriate location wherever you can store the file, give it the desired name, but don’t forget to modify the Save as type to PNG or JPEG.
  4. After saving the file, you can shut the Photoshop app and reach the location wherever you stored the file.
  5. Then select the file and right-click on it then choose the ‘Open with’ option.
  6. You should select the Photos option in the menu.
  7. After opening the image in the Photos application, select the Print button at the upper right side to start the printing.

Run Printer Troubleshooter

Users who wish to troubleshoot their printer issues can follow the steps given below:

  1. Press the Windows and R button together over the keyboard to trigger the Run section.
  2. Thereafter, input “ms-settings:troubleshoot” into it and select the OK button to invoke the Troubleshooting section of the Settings application.
  3. After going to the Troubleshooting section and move all the way to the end of the section of ‘Get Up and running.’
  4. Once you reach there, select the Printer option and choose ‘Run the troubleshooter’ option to start using the tool.
  5. After starting the tool, this will start scanning each printer’s components automatically to locate the issue.
  6. If an issue is revealed and the tool has a practical fix strategy for it, you will be shown with the solution.
  7. If this occurs, use it by selecting the ‘Apply this fix,’ and you have to wait to finish the operation.
  8. Once you apply the fix strategy, restart the system and check whether the issue is fixed after completing the next startup by trying to start a printing task straight through the Photoshop app again.

Reboot the Spooler Service

Sometimes, the issue could be in the spooler. You can fix that in the following ways:

  1. Hold the Windows and R button together over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. Afterward, input ‘services.msc’ into it and select the OK button to open the Services screen.
  3. After going to the Services screen, move down the services list until you find the ‘Print Spooler Service.’
  4. Once you manage to find the ‘Print Spooler Service’ and right-click it, choose the option for “Properties” present in the menu.
  5. After going to the menu of Properties, click the General section.
  6. After opening the menu, modify the startup type to Automatic, and choose the Stop button.
  7. When you disable the service, you have to wait for some time before selecting the Start icon in sort to reboot the service of Printer Spooler.
  8. Now, when you reboot the service, relaunch the Photoshop and check whether the issue is solved or not.

Conclusion

This article will help you Fix Photoshop Crashes when Printing on Windows 10. Before trying out any of these fixes, look for obvious issues such as the printer not being on or out of printer ink. At the same time, check if there are no pending jobs in the queue that is making it impossible for you to give a fresh command. With these fixes, you can get your printer working in no time!

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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Discord is a unique application that enables you to chat and text while playing games. Sometimes, players might face issues while using this app. If you are facing issues on Discord, then follow this article and read the instructions carefully. Here is how you can fix Discord stops working in game error.

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Check the Discord Settings

First and foremost you should check the app settings.

  1. You should launch the Settings on Discord.
  2. After that, select the cog button nearby the username.
  3. Go to the left side menu and locate then launch the ‘Voice and Video’ settings beneath the heading of App Settings.
  4. Don’t forget to set the Output and Input device to the one you have installed.
  5. Beneath the ‘Voice Processing’ is a choice to enable or disable Advanced Voice Activity. It’s an alternative but should help whether the voice can’t be recognized by the standard sensitivity settings of a mic.

Turn off Discord Overlay

Here is how you can turn off the Discord overlay.

  1. You should launch the Discord.
  2. Then choose the User Settings option.
  3. After that, reach the menu and select the Overlay option.
  4. Later, untick the ‘Enable in-game overlay switch’ option.

Fix Windows Settings on Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10, then here is what you need to do.

  1. Go to the Start menu on the Taskbar.
  2. After that, select the Settings option.
  3. You should click on the Privacy option.
  4. Reach the left side menu and move down to the ‘App Permissions’ then select the Microphone option.
  5. Don’t forget to enable the ‘Allow apps to access your microphone’ option.

Fix Windows Settings on Older Windows

Users who are using Windows 8 or Windows 7 need to follow the steps given below.

  1. You have to invoke the Control Panel.
  2. If you are a Windows 8 user, then it is accessible by dragging up once in the Start Screen and locating the button of the Control Panel beneath the Apps.
  3. Optionally, hold the Windows and X buttons altogether over the keyboard.
  4. If you have Windows 7 and previous, select the Start icon and pick the Control Panel.
  5. You should choose the ‘Hardware and Sound’ option.
  6. Go to the Sound option.
  7. Then invoke the Recording section.
  8. After that, locate the microphone you have and choose the Properties option.
  9. Navigate to the General section and tick the Device Usage.

10. It is the device that can be turned on by standard, otherwise, then turn it on.

11. Now, choose the Apply button.

Allow Mic Access on Chrome

Here is how you can turn on Microphone access on your Google Chrome browser.

  1. Launch the Chrome and select the vertical ellipsis menu icon at the top right side of the screen.
  2. After that, select the Settings option.
  3. Reach the left menu and select the ‘Privacy and Security’ option.
  4. You should choose the Site Settings.
  5. Go to the Microphone option.
  6. In case Discord is beneath the list of Blocked and delete it by selecting on the trash button.
  7. Alternatively, you should check whether Chrome detects the mic as its standard device.

Run in Administrator Mode

Finally, try running the app in the admin mode.

  1. Firstly, find the Discord.exe or Discord shortcut button.
  2. After that, select the icon and right-click on it.
  3. Now, select the ‘Run as Administrator’ option.

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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Several Windows users complain about the issue that prevents them from sharing network file on their Windows 10 PC or laptops. According to reports, the problem mainly occurs in Windows 10 version and prevents users from sharing network file on their PC. If you are among the users facing the same issue then you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best and most effective ways to fix this problem in no time.

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By ensuring that certain services are working properly by following the steps listed below;

  • Click on the Run prompt box.
  • Press on the Windows and R keys together.
  • These keys are given on the computer keyboard.
  • Enter “services.msc” in a new box.
  • Choose the OK button.
  • This button opens the Services menu.
  • Additionally, you have to visit the Control Panel.
  • For this procedure, find the Control Panel in the Start option.
  • Or, find it through the Start option search bar.
  • Set the “View by” option, and you can go through this procedure once the Control Panel gets open.
  • This option is provided at the upper right-hand of the menu.
  • Set the View by option into the Large icons.
  • Slide down till the Administrative Tools appears on the desktop.
  • Press on Administrative tools.
  • Find the Services shortcut option.
  • This option is given at the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  • Press and launch it.
  • Find the Function Discovery Provider Host option.
  • Or, find the Function Discovery Resource Publication services.
  • Find it on the menu list.
  • Right-click on every option.
  • Choose Properties.
  • The pop-up menu will display on the screen.
  • In case you have begun the services already, prevent it by pressing on the Stop option.
  • This option is given in the center of the screen.
  • Change the Startup type menu into the Automatic menu.
  • Verify the prompt box that will show when adjusting the startup type.
  • Press on the Start option.
  • This option is provided in the center of the window.
  • You will face the below-mentioned error while pressing on the Start menu:

Windows could not start the service on Local Computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service differs from the account specified for other services running in the same process.

In case this is occurring, follow the steps listed below to resolve it:

  • Launch the service properties menu.
  • Click on the Log On option.
  • Press on the Browse option.
  • Enter the name of the account.
  • You need to go below the “Enter the object name to select” checkbox.
  • Choose the Check Names option.
  • Let the name to show up on the screen.
  • Press on the OK button.
  • Enter the password in the Password checkbox.
  • It might be possible that the network file sharing problem in Windows 10 is fixed or not.

By allowing ownership and permissions for the problematic folders

  • Click on the Libraries entry option.
  • Click on the folder saved on your PC.
  • Press on This PC.
  • This is given at the left-hand corner of the window.
  • Click on the folder which is occurring this issue.
  • You have to follow the same steps for other folders also.
  • Allow ownership for the folder.
  • You have to right-click on the folder.
  • Press on the Properties option.
  • 10  Press on Security.
  • Press on Advanced.
  • The Advanced Security Settings menu on the desktop.
  • Press on Change URL.
  • This is given near to the Owner title.
  • On the screen, you will get the Select User or Group menu.
  • Choose the user account using the Advanced option.
  • Enter the user account indicating ‘Enter the object name to select.’
  • Press on the OK button.

Robert Hunt is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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5 Ways to Find Lost Windows Passwords

Forgetting a Windows password is one of the most troublesome things nowadays as technology holds huge significance in our daily lifestyle. Did you forget your Windows password? Don’t get nervous; there are still some ways to get that password back. This article will show you how to find the lost password on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

 

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How to fix the Lost Windows Password Issue?

Solution 1: Resetting Microsoft Account Password

Before starting, please note that if you are using older Windows like 7, Vista, or XP, then this solution might not work for you. However, it will work fine for users running Windows 10 or 8. If you have set a local user account for the sign-in option, then this method won’t work for you. This applies to the computers that are using Microsoft account for logging in. To reset a Microsoft account, follow the below guidelines:

  1. Open a web browser on another device, such as on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Then visit “account.microsoft.com.”
  3. Press the Sign-In button.
  4. Enter your Windows 10 Microsoft account email id.
  5. Now press the Next button.
  6. You will be asked to enter the password of the account. Just tap on the “Forgot password?” option.
  7. On the “We need to verify your identity” screen, you can choose whether you want to choose the email account or your registered phone number to reset the password.
  8. So choose the most appropriate option and then follow the instructions mentioned on the screen. You may also get instructions on the email or message received from the Microsoft.

Once the password reset completes, just enter the new password on the computer to bypass the Windows login screen. If the computer shows that you have entered the wrong password, then make sure to keep the WiFi on your computer to refresh its settings. You should be able to login to the computer with this method.

Solution 2: Password Reset Disk 

If you have created a password reset disk in the past, then it is time to make use of it. This method applies to all Windows versions and you have to create a password reset disk before you lose the password. However, if you don’t have one, then skip to the next method.

Solution 3: Use Computer Administrator to Change the Password 

You can always go or this method, whether you use Windows XP or 10. Again, this method is limited to those who have multiple user accounts. If you are the administrator and you have forgotten the password, then you don’t have any other way instead of reinstalling the operating system. 

Solution 4: Try to Guess the Password

The human brain is a unique creation and the most complex thing in the whole world. It is capable of storing over a million gigabytes of data, and remembering a password is not a massive challenge if you do it the right way. Relax for a minute and slowly think about the password. In most cases, the password is the name, date of birth, and related to the surroundings of the account holder. 

Solution 5: Install the OS  

This method is unbeatable as it can wipe the whole storage drive that contains the locked Windows OS. While installing Windows, don’t forget to erase the drive and partition that contains the old operating system. Once the new operating system is installed, you can log in to the PC, and set a new password on your device. If your C drive contains important data, then this method will wipe everything that your system drive stores. However, if you have files stored in the D or other partitions, then you can freely use this method. During the installation process, don’t erase the drives other than C, or you may lose everything stored. It is always recommended to store all user data into the D or E drive to keep the data safe.

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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Fortnite is one of the best survival battle games created by Epic Games. It offers you a full action-packed game. But today we try to focus on a common issue which is unable to connect to Fortnite servers. So, if you are also facing this issue, then here some fixes are given below.

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Change the Epic Games Launcher Shortcut

First, you need to change the Launcher shortcut. Here’s how you can do so:

  1. Firstly, shut the Fortnite and Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Then connect the Internet connection again.
  3. Go to the desktop, select the ‘Epic Games Launcher’ shortcut, and right-click on it, then choose the Properties option.
  4. Select the Shortcut section. 
  5. Navigate to the box beside the Target option and hold the spacebar, then input ‘-http=wininet’ into it.
  6. Then select the OK button.
  7. Reach the desktop, choose the ‘Epic Games Launcher’ shortcut, and right-click on it, then pick the ‘Run as administrator.’
  8. Later, you will be shown a permission prompt. Press the Yes button to open the Epic Games Launcher.

Installing the Newest Fortnite Patch

Follow these steps to download the latest Fortnite patch. It might help you fix the server problem.

  1. You should launch the ‘Epic Games Launcher.’
  2. After that, select the Library option.
  3. Go to the right-hand side and choose the gear option on the bottom right side of Fortnite’s screen.
  4. You should switch the toggle of ‘Auto-update’ to enable it.
  5. Then reboot the ‘Epic Games Launcher.’
  6. If you see a patch, then it will recognize the Epic Games Launcher. The latest Fortnite patch will be downloaded automatically and installed once you run Fortnite.

Restart the Network

In case your internet connection is not stable, you may face server issues. Try restarting the network to fix the problem.

  1. Firstly, disconnect the modem.
  2. Then connect the network devices once more and wait until you see the normal indicator lights.
  3. Then attempt to open Fortnite once again.

Reset the Winsock data

  1. Navigate to the Windows search section.
  2. Then input ‘cmd’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the Command Prompt.
  3. After that, right-click on the Command Prompt and choose ‘Run as administrator.’
  4. You will see a permission pop-up. Select the Yes button to launch the Command Prompt.
  5. Once you reach the Command Prompt, input ‘netsh winsock reset’ into it and select the OK button.
  6. Finally, reboot the system to finish the reset.

Turn off Proxy Server

Is a proxy server enabled on your device? If so, try turning it off. Follow the steps mentioned here:

  1. Hold the Windows and R button altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. After that, insert ‘inetcpl.cpl’ into it and hit the Enter button.
  3. Select the Connections section and choose the ‘Never dial a connection’ option whether you view it.
  4. Then choose the LAN settings.
  5. Thereafter, untick the ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’ box.
  6. You should mark the ‘Automatically detect settings’ box and then choose the OK button.
  7. Now, in case you are using a third-party proxy server or a VPN, then turn it off.

Shut Bandwidth Hogging Apps

Certain apps hog all bandwidth. If any of these apps are running on your device, shut them down.

  1. Hold the ‘Ctrl + Shift + Esc’ buttons altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Task Manager.
  2. Select the heavy apps and then choose the End task option.

Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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