5 Best Places to Buy Smartphones in 2019

There are tons of places to buy phones, but how you would you know that you are buying from a trusted and safe dealer? What are the best places to buy Smartphones and basic phones online and offline? Today we are going to discuss just that. So let’s get started:

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  1. Amazon Best Sellers

We know that Amazon has a perfect collection of phones, whether you are looking for basic phones or Smartphones. To browse and  buy Smartphones from Amazon bestsellers, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your browser and type “Amazon bestsellers” then hit enter.
  2. Click on the first website from the search result page.
  3. On the left side menu, select the “electronics” option.
  4. Now on the same left menu hit the Mobiles and Tablets to browse the best phones sellers on Amazon.

Now you can see the big list of mobiles which has thousands of customers reviews. To buy a good smartphone, always read the reviews first.

If you want to buy basic phones, then open your browser and search “Amazon best sellers basic phones” and hit enter. Select the link having the title of” Amazon.com Bestsellers: The most popular items in Basic Mobiles.”

  1. Best Buy

Best Buy offers new smartphones to buy online and offline. If you are planning to buy from offline stores, then it will be even better since while offline shopping you can inspect a model before purchasing. Here at Best Buy, you will find almost every single smartphone in various categories and brands.

  1. Walmart

Walmart offers budget-friendly smartphones, and you can also buy basic cell phones if you need. It is very much similar to Amazon, which provides the best smartphone in various ranges. Always remember that the price will vary from place to place.

  1. Gazelle

Gazelle is an online store which sells used and second-hand items. Gazelle inspects the Smartphones thoroughly after that assigns a price to it. You can get the latest phones there at a low price. If you are on the lookout for good smartphone deals, then you can check Gazelle out.

  1. Target

Target is a famous retailer which sells electronic and other goods. If you are living near a Target store, then go and check out some phones of your choice. They will accept a refund or return on any defective phone or other electronics. All in all, this is also a good place to purchase smartphones.

Edward Lewis 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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5 Best Math Apps for Elementary School Kids

Today we have the advantage of technology over traditional education. Learning with apps can make learning more joyful for kids. With a lot of colorful pictures and animated videos, kids can learn things faster and take more interest in learning. For those struggling with elementary level maths, we have compiled a list of best math apps.

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Let’s discuss some of these best apps that can help your kid learn math faster.

  1. Prodigy

It is a free app which most used across the world. One million teachers use this app, three million parents, and 50 million kids across the globe. It has every common math topic and includes 1300 skills for 1 to 8th grade. It is a video game which has two players, and both players fight each other in math. If a kid answers more questions, then he will have more scores and chances of winning. The questions can be edited by adults or teachers to teach more questions and add new syllabus questions. If you want to teach your kid math and he is under 8 grade, then you should download this game now. Available at Google Play Store and App Store. It is suitable for 6 to 14 aged students.

  1. Doodle Maths

Founded by Nicola Chilman and Tom Minor, It works as a Teacher or tutor. It adapts according to the kid and can tell where your kid needs to improve and where he is doing well. As we told you above, it can learn the weaknesses and strengths of a user, so if you are a parent, then you must install this app on your smartphone to know where your child lacks in math. It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store.

  1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a global classroom and has content for all ages and every grade. Choose the grade of your child and start learning. It contains many exercises for math and other subjects as well. It can also tell you the weak spots in your kid’s math. It is free from any cost.

  1. Rocket Math

Rocket Math is a game like an app for a smartphone. You will have to complete math missions to make your rockets and then fire into the sky. If a kid is unable to answer questions, they will get the answer by the app.

  1. CK-12

After creating an account in CK-12 kid will get various free math content in different formats such as text, videos, multimedia simulations, photo galleries, practical experiments, and flashcards. This app is designed for 4 to 18 age group.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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How to Enable Cookies in Most Common Web Browsers

Cookies mostly contain the records of usernames, passwords, etc. They are small text files which are saved in your hard drive. Do you know how to enable your browser cookies? Here are some instructions to enable cookies.

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Google Chrome for computer

  • Double click on Google Chrome icon.
  • Click on the Menu icon given on the upper right-hand corner.
  • Select Settings and the Settings screen will open.
  • Click Advanced option on the bottom.
  • In Advanced go to Content Settings. This option is located near Clear browsing data.
  • Tap Cookies at the top of the screen.
  • Click on the grey toggle “allow sites to read and save cookie data.”

Google Chrome for Android

  • Select Google Chrome on your device.
  • Then click on the Menu icon, you can see an upper right hand in the top.
  • Select Settings. This option comes in the drop-down menu.
  • Touch Site Settings.
  • Now you can see Cookies option, click on it.
  • Click on the grey toggle. When you click on this, it becomes blue.

Firefox for Desktop

  • Launch Firefox app.
  • You can see the Menu icon at the upper right hand of the screen.
  • Tap Option. It will appear in the drop-down menu.
  • Open the Privacy and Security button.
  • Tap on ‘Firefox will.’
  • Tap ‘Use custom settings for history. And you can see more option below the ‘History’ heading.
  • Tick the ‘Accept cookies from websites’ option. Now your cookies are enabled for your Firefox Browser.

Firefox for an Android

  • Launch the Firefox app.
  • Click on the Menu icon and go to the Settings.
  • After that, you can see the Privacy option. Click on it.
  • Click on the Cookies and choose Enabled.

Microsoft Edge for Desktop

  • Launch Microsoft Edge and click on the Menu option in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Tap Settings. It appears in the drop-down menu.
  • Now you can scroll down and tap on View Advance settings.
  • After that, you can see Advance screen then click on Cookies.
  • Tap on Don’t block cookies.

Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer.
  • Tap on Settings. There is a grey shaped icon on the upper right hand.
  • Hit the Internet option. Maybe it will take a few seconds.
  • You can see the ‘Privacy’ option. Tap on it.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • After that, you will see two columns, and now you can tick both Accept boxes.
  • Also, mark the ‘Always allow session cookies’ box.
  • Tap Apply and then hit OK.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source : Common Web Browsers



Ways to Troubleshoot ‘Windows Spotlight not Working’ Issue

Windows Spotlight is one of the best feature of Windows which lets users download images easily and advertisements from a search engine, especially, Bing and show them in the lock screen of your Windows 10 device. However, Windows 10 users can mark if they liked any of the pictures, and if anyone wants to see some images of the same type. Apart from these amazing features of Windows Spotlight, some users have reported that the lock screen is not changing for a very long time or sometimes not work for a while.  Though, this Windows Spotlight feature helps you in adding color to the Windows 10 lock screen. Moreover, this is not that much perfect and hassle-free function like Windows 10. Although the reason behind the issue is not the Windows operating system, usually it’s a common issue and encounters by various Windows 10 users across the globe. Generally, this Windows Spotlight error suddenly occurs on the screen, but there are few different reasons why the lock screen application stopped working or create some issues while using it.

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Usually, the problem is not directly related to some recent Windows 10 bugs and glitches. If you want to troubleshoot Windows Spotlight, not working issues, you need to turn on proxy settings, as damaged or corrupted spotlight feature might be the problem behind the issue, but you have to ensure about the issues as there are various solutions available for troubleshooting the issue. The steps are common and mentioned below.

Steps to Troubleshoot Windows Spotlight not Working

As we already discussed, Windows Spotlight not working issue is quite common, and there are numerous reasons that users have reported that Windows Spotlight not working. Here we provide you simple solutions which are effectively working and troubleshoot your issues in a jiffy. But before continuing the process, we suggest you follow the steps in the same way as it described, this will save lots of time and efforts of the users. Below are some best solutions which are as follows:

Instruction to Turn Off Mail and Calendar from the Windows 10 Lock Screen

  1. Firstly, click on the ‘Windows + S’ at once on your keyboard to open the start menu.
  2. In the Search field, type ‘Weather.’
  3. Once launches, tap on the ‘Settings’ icon located at the lower of the window screen.
  4. Search out the ‘General’ tab and click on it to open it.
  5. Now, scroll down the screen and look for the ‘Launch Location’ option.
  6. Once found, check that ‘Set as ‘Default Location’ or not.
  7. Again, search for the lock screen.
  8. Next, tap on the ‘Mail’ icon located in the ‘Choose apps to show quick status’ section.
  9. Select the ‘None’ option and perform the same process with the ‘Calendar’ settings.
  10. Then, Uncheck the box which says: ‘Show Lock Screen Background on the Sign-In Screen’ option.
  11. Restart the computer system to apply all the changes and ensure if Windows Spotlight usually works or not.

Instructions to Turn Off Proxy Settings

  1. Search for the ‘Proxy Setting’ option.
  2. Once the windows appear on the screen and tap on the ‘LAN Settings’ option.
  3. Click on the ‘OK’ tab to save all the changes you have recently done.
  4. Finally, restart the device and check if the error resolved or not.


Edward Lewis  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Edward has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source : Troubleshoot ‘Windows Spotlight

iOS vs Android in 2019: What are the similarities?

Android and iOS have various similarities now, and it is good news for users. Both Apple and Google announce new features that are coming on both these platforms around spring each year. If we talk about this year, 2019, Apple gave a hint of iOS 13 at WWDC while Google announced about Android Q at Google I/O. Those who own Apple devices such as Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone need to look forward to the fall for the updated platforms.

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Android lovers might have noticed a few similar features as iOS 13. Instead of complaining about both these platforms, you need to focus on the bigger picture. On that note, let’s have a look at few of similar features between Apple and Google.

Facebook and Google authentication

Choosing a new username and password for a new app is very frustrating for many. In that case, both Google and Apple made the task easier for people in a similar way. They offered Facebook and Google authentication to create a new account without providing much information quickly. All the data from Facebook or Google account is used in the new account through the authentication process. It is beneficial for both consumers and app writers.

Apple also just announced about Apple Sign In, which comes as a new feature for Apple users. Through, this tool the Apple users will know about all the information that they are providing to the developers. It will mostly include the location, contact number, email address, and more. The exciting thing about this implementation for Apple is that the users will have to provide an email address and personal information if they want.

Google Photos vs. Apple Photos

The new Photos app, being offered in iOS 13 by Apple, will have plenty of new things. Though there are a couple of functions, which are the same as Google Photos like instant enhancement, allowing light source tweaking, and more. One thing that is there in Apple Photos app and not there in Google Photos is the ability to rotate video clips. Still, Apple users will surely get better tools for making their pictures exciting.

The team of Apple Photos has spent time analyzing the features of Google Photos for sure. Machine learning is an essential addition to Photos. It offers a lot of new options to the users, such as the ability to choose the most excellent pictures from the group automatically.

Street view in Google Maps and Apple Maps

Apple is now offering its version of Street View with iOS 13 in 2019, but Google has been offering Street View in Google Maps since 2008. The Street View option was available with the very first Android phone that Google launched. Through the new Apple Maps, the user can enjoy the 360-degree view of the selected cities. Google Map is, however, already providing Street View almost everywhere, even at the Grand Canyon. Apple needs to update the app with the passing time to make it ideal for Apple users.

The dark mode by Google and Apple

Dark mode has been buzzing recently on the internet. It is available with a lot of your favorite apps, and even Google showcased system-wide Dark Mode recently too. You can save the battery of the phone with the use of Dark Mode, and it is suitable for eyes also. Though it is not entirely ready to be used by Android users.

If we talk about Apple, it offered Dark Mode on Mac previous year only, and the iPhone and iPad implementation are almost the same as well. It is only right now clear that you can choose to operate them automatically according to sunrise and sunset or control accordingly. You can’t tell how effective it is and compare with the Dark Mode of Android.

In the end, all it matters that users love both these platforms. One is better than the other in a different section. Like, Apple came up with a voice assistant first, but Google launched a better version. We need to be thankful for all the great features both these platforms are providing and hope for better things in the coming times!

Edward Lewis 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.

Source : iOS vs Android in 2019: What are the similarities?


How to Access Recovery Mode on your iPhone and iPad?

Apple doesn’t provide any easy way or a single button to get into the recovery mode. It needed a bit of practice or proper knowledge of steps to reach the recovery menu. Recovery mode has many uses like taking a backup, factory data reset, and downgrading from the latest to the previous iOS version. Apple devices have a bit trickier way to get into the recovery mode. But, today we are providing the full tutorial for how to access the recovery menu in any iOS device. Given below are the steps to get into the recovery menu.

Recovery Mode on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Switch off your iOS device first, and then follow the below steps to access the recovery menu.
  • With the devices having face ID, tap, and hold the top switch. Press -hold the down volume switch until the slide to power off shows, after that move your finger across the slider that appears after holding the volume button.
  • If you are having an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.  then follow these steps: Press and the side switch until you see slide to power off on your device screen and after that move your finger in the slider.
  • If you have an iPhone 7 or iOS device or devices with a home switch or iPods with touch models, then follow these steps. Hold the side or top switch unless you see slide to power off on your screen and after that, move your finger across the slider that you see after holding the buttons mentioned above.
  1. Now plug your connector cable which you get along with your Apple device. Into your computer.
  2. Plug the cable that comes along with your device into your iOS device such iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
  3. Our next step is to press the buttons in such a way that triggers the recovery mode, to push the keys accordingly follow the below steps carefully:
  • If the device that you are using is an iPhone or an iPad, then press and hold the top switch until the recovery mode icon triggers.
  • For iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, press and hold the side switch unless you see the recovery menu icon.
  • For the devices that come under the bracket of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone touch then press and hold volume down switch unless the recovery mode icon appears on your device.
  • This step is for iPhone 6s or older iPhone users. Hit and hold the side or the top button unless the screen shows the recovery mode sign on your device.

Wrapping it up

Now you have reached the recovery menu in your iOS device. Do the things that are safe to do. Don’t try to play with the recovery mode because it can harm your phone or tablet. Sometimes people brick their Apple gadgets by doing random things in the recovery menu. This mode can also wipe out all data that is precious for you, so never access to the recovery mode unless you have saved all the useful data in a safe place. Have a good day!

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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How iOS 13 Helps Save your iPhone’s Battery

iPhones consist of lithium-ion batteries, which offer a more extended life if you usually don’t charge more than 80%. Though, mostly you must be choosing to charge your iOS device fully.  Apple is trying to make things easier with iOS 13.

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At the WWDC 2019, Apple presented iOS 13 to the world. Battery optimization was one of the most notable features being offered with the iOS 13. It is destined to stop your iPhone from charging above 80% if it is not necessary. You must be thinking about why Apple is forcing you to keep the battery maximum charged at 80%. It is because of the Lithium-ion battery technology.

The technology behind the battery is very complicated. Its primary goal is to fill in the maximum energy possible and release it without any explosion. When it comes to Lithium-ion batteries, the technology behind them is more complicated as they are rechargeable.

Why should you not keep 100% battery?

Lithium-ion batteries are capable of charging 80% quicker than the battery technologies existed before. This percentage of battery is ideal for many to go through the day. Though, there is a maximum charge cycle issue with Lithium-ion, regardless of having a memory issue. After charging battery multiple times, it starts losing capacity. You might be thinking 100% battery from zero percentage is a full charge. But, if you will charge to 100% from 80 continuously for five days, the remaining 20% compiles up as overall one entire charge cycle.

You must not drain the battery to zero and then charge to 100% because it is not suitable for the battery in the long run. Even it is not good to charge the battery all the time; when your phone’s battery stays around 100%, the chances of overheating increases. Once the battery gets charged fully, it stops for a while and starts soon for preventing overcharging issues. Like, when the battery percentage reaches 100%, it goes down back to 95% or 98% and keeps repeating the cycle.

Implement the 40-80 rule

The best solution for keeping your device and its battery safe is to use the 40-80 rule. A lot of battery manufacturers recommend it for various reasons. This rule suggests you do not keep the battery less than 40% and charge more than 80% to avoid damage and protect the battery. If you want your battery to be charged maximum, keep the battery percentage around 80%.

The new charging algorithm in iOS 13

You get the battery health feature for checking the capacity of the battery and its history as well, with the iOS update offered recently. It will be easy to check whether you implemented the 40-80 rule or not. However, starting the day with around 80% battery can problem for those who travel around a lot and don’t have access to a charging outlet. The remaining 20% battery will make a difference at the end of the day.

Apple is offering a new algorithm with iOS 13 that is destined to keep the battery of your iPhone at 80% while you charge overnight. The algorithm will be connected with daily schedules, like when you get started with the day and rest to offer a fully charged battery. You can quickly get the maximum charge and keep the battery safe at the same time!

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source : How iOS 13 Helps Save your iPhone’s Battery