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.

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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.

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6 Best Android TV Apps in 2019

Android TV provides television interface and allows you to run various applications on big screen ideally. It is considered as slow and buggy earlier and was not an ideal alternative for Apple TV or Chromecast but not anymore. A lot of issues are fixed quietly in it, and various new features are added to make it valuable. It has been almost five years since its launch, and there are a large number of games and games available for Android TV now. Also, most of the Android TVs come with built-in Chromecast, which means any app with Chromecast support is destined to run on Android TV.

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Here are some of the best Android TV apps:

  1. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is easily one of the best streaming services platform. When it comes to Chromecast, it is not supportive but is easy to access on Android TV. You will get a variety of exciting content to select. Though, you will have to pay a dedicated price to enjoy all of its benefits. Various channels are being offered with Amazon prime video as well.

  1. Hulu

Hulu is another great video streaming service option for Android TV. It also features a lot of shows for watching and even lets you watch live TV channels. From local sports channels to entertainment channels, you can watch almost everything by paying additional fees for the channels. Also, Hulu allows you to stream its in-house content with live TV as well. By paying more, you can get extra cloud storage space and add  Cinemax, HBO, Showtime.

  1. Netflix

Netflix is not only the best but also one of the cheapest video streaming services available in the market. It provides a vast collection of TV shows and movies that you can watch whenever you want. This app is a must-have Android TV app, and the Android TV version of this app comes with a look and feel of PlayStation and Xbox versions. If you have used Netflix before, you must be aware of its convenience. It is compatible with 4K video along with Dolby Vision and HDR 10 if your TV supports the same.

  1. Sling TV

If we talk about the first Live TV apps, Sling TV is one of them. It lets users easily connect with local sports as well as cable TV. Without spending much money, you can access a few premium channels too. YouTube TV is also an excellent app for Android TV. You can find particular channel apps such as CBS All Access, WatchESPN, and more as an alternative for it.

  1. Spotify

For streaming music on most of the platforms, Spotify is one of the best options. It is the same in the case of Android TV also. You can explore podcasts and video content along with music too. The quality of the audio is decent on Spotify, and the word is around that the company is experimenting with Hi-Fi music to let you enjoy the available content in the best way possible. If you have a home theater set up, the music listening experience will be unbeatable.

  1. YouTube

YouTube consists of as much as videos that you can’t even watch in a lifetime. From tech to music to comedy to politics, you can ideally watch all type of videos on YouTube. Its affordable price adds more value to it. For an ad-free experience, you will have to get the premium subscription. The Android TV version of YouTube is not as excellent as other platforms, though. You can, however, choose to cast from the YouTube app available on your Smartphone.

So, these are the best Android TV apps that you can enjoy with the comfort of your home!

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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How to reset a Nook tablet

If your Nook tablet freezes, crashes or doesn’t work reliably, it’s time to troubleshoot the issue. A simple resetting also works like a troubleshooting tool and fixes most of the minor and major issue of a device. There are various modes of resetting like a simple reboot or soft reset, hard reset and factory reset. Reboot or soft reset fixes most of the problems and will only delete some recent commands and data. Hard reset and factory reset deletes settings and also the data of your Nook tablet. Here is how to reset all versions of the Nook tablet.

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How to soft reset a Nook tablet

If your Nook becomes unresponsive or charging improperly, perform soft resetting it. Soft resetting is simple to do and only delete some temporary files, it is a way of refreshing a device.

  1. Click & hold the ‘Power’ button at least for 20 seconds. This will power off your Nook.
  2. Now, click & hold the ‘Power’ button again for 2 seconds to restart your Nook.

Check for the issue you’re facing, it must be gone.

How to hard reset Nook 1st Edition

If still, your Nook is not charging or power on but unresponsive, in these situations you can perform hard resetting it. Hard resetting is different from Factory resetting, it doesn’t erase complete data. Here is how to reset a Nook.

  1. Click & hold the ‘Power’ button of your Nook tablet.
  2. Release the button after 20 seconds.
  3. When it turns off completely, click the ‘Power’ button and restart your Nook.
  4. Wait for Nook to start completely.

Or

  1. When your Nook is powered on, remove its battery.
  2. Wait for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery again in your Nook.
  4. Press the ‘Power’ button and start it again.

How to factory reset Nook 1st Edition

If you have tried everything but still the problem doesn’t get solved and you’ve no option left, then you can think about factory resetting it because factory resetting will wipe the complete data and settings of your Nook. You can also factory reset your Nook if you’re planning to sell it.

You need to connect your Nook tablet with a Wi-Fi network without connecting it you can’t factory reset a Nook. It’s better to connect to your private network, but you can also use a public network.

  1. Connect your Nook with a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open ‘Settings’ from the Home menu.
  3. Open ‘Devices’ section.
  4. And click on ‘Unregister your Nook.’
  5. Click ‘Confirm’ to unregister.
  6. Click ‘Reset to Factory Settings.’
  7. Confirm resetting, when prompts.
  8. Wait for the factory resetting process to get complete.

Everything from your Nook tablet will erase, follow the screen prompts and register your Nook if you want to use it again.

How to factory reset Nook Color, Nook HD, Nook HD+, and Nook GlowLight

Download the ‘Nook Reading App’ on your PC and take a backup of your files before resetting your Nook. If you’ve finally decided to factory reset your Nook, follow the steps.

  1. Connect your Nook with a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Click the ‘Home’ or ‘N’ button of your Nook.
  3. Go to the ‘Settings.’
  4. Click on ‘Device Information’ in the settings.
  5. Then click on ‘Erase & Deregister’ device.
  6. Click ‘Reset Nook’ to confirm.
  7. Wait for the factory resetting process to get complete.

Everything from your Nook tablet will erase, follow the screen prompts and register your Nook if you want to use it again.

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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How to Reset your Apple Watch

There may be many reasons to reset a device or an Apple Watch. Whether you’re selling your Watch, erasing personal data, troubleshooting to fix the issue, or just cleaning space. While resetting has some benefits, it also has some disadvantages, like you’ll lose your complete data including settings, information, apps, etc. An Apple Watch can be reset from the Watch itself as well as from the paired device (iPhone).

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How to reset an Apple watch with Watch settings

1.    Wake up your Watch.

2.    Enter your passcode, if asked.

3.    Now, press the ‘Power’ button. The power button of the watch is just below to the “Digital Crown.”

4.    You’ll see the app list on your watch.

5.    Tap on ‘All Apps’ at the bottom.

6.    Look for the ‘Settings’ (Cog) icon.

7.    Tap on ‘Settings’ icon to open it.

8.    Go down to the middle of the settings list.

9.    And tap on ‘General.’

10.    Go down at the bottom of the general settings list.

11.    And tap on ‘Reset.’

12.    Tap on ‘Erase All contents & Settings’ option.

13.    Enter your passcode, if asked.

14.    Go down to the bottom and tap on red color ‘Erase All’ button.

Tapping on the red color text “Erase All” button will immediately start resetting process and erasing data of your watch. After a few minutes, it will finish. Once it will complete you’ll see the initial setup on your screen, now you set your Watch back as you want.

How to reset an Apple Watch with the paired device (iPhone)

You just need the Watch app on your paired device to reset your watch with it. If you don’t have the Watch app, then download and install it from the App Store. After downloading, set it up with your Apple Watch and follow below steps to reset the watch.

1.    Open the ‘Watch app.’

2.    Tap ‘My Watch’ tab.

3.    Go down to the middle and tap on ‘General.’

4.    Go down to the bottom of the general settings list.

5.    And tap on ‘Reset.’

6.    Tap on ‘Erase Watch contents & Settings’ option at the top.

7.    Tap on red color ‘Erase All Content & Settings’ button, on the prompt.

8.    Again tap ‘Erase All Content & Settings’, when appear.

9.    Enter your ‘Apple ID passcode.’

10.    And tap ‘Erase’ button.

Tapping on the “Erase” button will immediately starts the resetting process and erasing data of your watch. After a few minutes, it will finish. Once it will complete you’ll see the initial setup on your screen, now you can set your watch back as you want.

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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How to Turn Off Facebook Chat

Everyone becomes busy in their life and start finding the Facebook Chat notification annoying or they do not have that much time to chat on Facebook. So they can disable the Facebook chat by signing to their Facebook account.

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You can adjust the status of your Facebook chat by clicking on the active or inactive button. In case you are logging to your Facebook or Messenger on any different computer or smartphone, then you have to also disable the Facebook on that system also. Here are the steps mentioned below to turn off Facebook chat on the PC, iPhone, Android or Internet browser.

Steps for Disabling the Facebook Chat on the PC

In case the users are signed in to the Facebook account on their PC, then they can disable the Facebook chat by going to the “Facebook Chat” window. Here are the steps are given below for disabling the Facebook Chat on the PC:

  • Sign in to the account which is linked with Facebook on the PC.
  • Tap on the “Gear” symbol located in the end right-hand side of the display or any other webpage on Facebook.
  • After tapping on the above-mentioned symbol, it will start showing the Facebook chat window.
  • Tap on the “Turn off Active Status” option. After tapping on that option, it will start showing the “Activate Status” webpage of Facebook.
  • Press on the “Turn off Activate Status for All Contacts” option in case the users wish to disable the Facebook chat tab for the entire facebook contacts.
  • Tap on the “Turn off Active Status for All Contacts Except” option. In case the users wish to permit particular Facebook contacts to have a conversation with them. Enter the name of that person with whom the users wish to have a conversation on Facebook.
  • Press on the “Turn Off Active Status for Only Some Contacts. They just need to enter the names of that person who they wish to stop having conversations with.
  • After that, tap on the “Ok” button.

Steps for Disabling the Facebook Chat on the Android or iPhone

After signing in to the Facebook account on the iPhone or Android, the users can go through the turning of procedure of Facebook chat by clicking to the “Facebook Chat” option. Go through the steps given below for disabling the Facebook Chat on the Android or iPhone:

  • Go to the “Facebook” application on the iPhone or Android.
  • Click on the “menu” icon located in the top right-hand side of the display.
  • Go down and click on the “Settings and Privacy” option.
  • Click on the “Settings” tab.
  • Click on the “Active Status” below the “Privacy” option.
  • Click the switch nearby the “Show When You’re Activate” option for disabling it.
  • Press on the “Turn off” button located on the “Active Status” tab and after completing the procedure, click on the “Exit” button to leave that window.

Steps for Disabling Facebook Chat in an Internet Browser

In case the users are signed in to their Facebook account through the internet browser on their smartphone, they can disable the Facebook chat function also. Go through the steps given below to disable the Facebook Chat in an Internet Browser:

  • Ensure that the users are signed in on their Facebook account on the Internet browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.
  • Click the “hamburger” option provided in the top right-hand side of the display.
  • Click on the “Settings” tab.
  • Press on the “Active Status” option below the “Privacy” button.
  • Click on the “Turn Off Active Status” URL.

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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How to Stop Skype From Starting Automatically in Windows 10

Every user of Windows 10 finds difficulty in stopping the Skype application from running automatically on their PC and the Skype runs constantly in the Windows 10. Just go through the steps for stopping Skype application from starting automatically in Windows 10.

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Steps to Stop Skype from Running Automatically in Windows 10

After the users go through the procedure of downloading and installing the whole Skype application on the PC, then start up procedure will automatically get started on the PC.This procedure will log you in to the Skype account and the application will start running on the Windows 10 desktop.

Go through the steps mentioned below to know how to stop Skype from running automatically in Windows 10.

  • Go to the “Skype” window application on the PC. The users can go to Skype by pressing on the “Skype Shortcut” on the window by pressing on the “Skype” application which is given on the applications list.
  • Log in to the account on Skype by entering the username and password in the required section.
  • After that, press on “Tools” located in the upper pull-down menu.
  • Tap on the “Options” button located in the pull-down menu.
  • Remove the trick from the “Start Skype when I start Windows” box and after that, press on “Save” button.

Once you follow all the steps mentioned above,you will get the “Skype” application which will start automatically on the Windows 10 PC. This procedure will start after the users’ press on the “Skype shortcut” and they need to open the “Skype” application on the PC.

How to Stop Preview From Running Automatically in Windows 10?

After the users press on the “Skype Preview” application, the application will show an option to log in through Microsoft email account.

In case the users log in to the “Skype Preview” application, they will stay on the login page even after starting the PC. The “Skype Preview” will get started automatically on the users’ system.

Go through the steps given below to know how to stop Preview from starting automatically in Windows 10:

  • Tap on the “Start” option given in the Windows 10.
  • After that, press on the “Skype Preview” application.
  • Tap on the “Profile” symbol provided at the end left-hand side of the display.
  • Then, go down to the end of the display.
  • After that, press on the “Log Out” button located in the “Skype Preview” window.

Once the users follow the above-mentioned steps, they will get log out from the “Skype Preview” application automatically. They will do not get “Skype Preview” to start automatically on the Windows 10 PC.

How to Stop Skype for Business From Running Automatically in Windows 10?

Go through the steps to know how to stop Skype for business from running automatically in Windows 10:

  • Tap on the Start” option located in the Windows 10.
  • After that, tap on the “Skype” application for using it as a business application.
  • The users have to log in to the “Skype” application for using it as the Business account.
  • Then, press on the small “Down arrow” option, given nearby the “Wheel” symbol.
  • From the pull-down menu, tap on the “Tools” option.
  • After that, tap on the “Options” button.
  • Press the “Personal” option located in the left-hand corner of the drop-down menu.
  • Remove the tick from the box of “Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows.”
  • At last, press on the “Ok” button for saving the changes you had made in settings for the purpose of Skype Business Application.

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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