Must Have Apps on Windows PC

PC is the modern day toy for everybody. Apps make it more efficient and exciting. Some apps enhance your work productivity, some entertain and some care for your device. A brand new PC is the depot of opportunity and possibility. Apps and software are not only ornamental it but also enable PC to perform with its full potential and calibre. It works like additional supporting equipment of warfare which empowers it and adds on some miraculous feature. Apps do not only sum additional functionality to the core machine but also maintain the quality and efficiency of your PC. It helps the PC to battle with external threads and attacks, in this way they work as an immunity system for your PC.

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Here is the list of seven most helpful and popular Apps which not only enrich your PC’s caliber but also nourish it with its maintenance feature.

Avast Antivirus

 The most important thing for any machine is its security. Without securing any device, we can use it according to our need, and it’s potential. It is worldwide appreciated for its advance securing feature and is far ahead of its well-known competitors.

Malwarebytes

Another tested and widely believed malware protection system. It has all prior quality that empowered your PC to fight with most high- tech attacks and threads. Malwarebyte ensures PC’s upper age over the advancement of technology and boosts it with the additional factor that was not accomplished by a traditional Antivirus.

CCleaner

Installing various kind of software might increase productivity, but it can also slow the speed and processing ability of the system. The extra junks and catch memory generated by the installed software reduces the multiprogramming and multiprocessing ability of PC. CCleaner work as the cleaner of PC. It regularly erases the unnecessary data and frees the impressive amount of memory from the encroachment of unwanted stuff. Hence it ensures the smooth and constant run of PC without any hiccup.

Chrome

PC without Chrome is like a myth these days. The wide range of support and multi-system compatibility makes Chrome the most suitable and popular web browser.  Plenty of Plug-in and Add-ons association collaborate an additional dimension to your PC.

Skype

Skype brings your meeting, presentation and client’s interaction into your bedroom. If you have Skype In your PC, the whole world travels with you, and you can communicate with anyone anywhere face to face. Now you have no regret if you miss your child’s birthday or home celebration due to your busy schedule, just click on Skype, and you find yourself there.

Dropbox

Save your information, work, documents in the space. Dropbox enables you to save and access data from anywhere. Now, you need not to carry your laptop or folder with you. You can access all kind of information, data, statistic and reports from anywhere with any machine.

LibreOffice

 Now, you are free from costly subscription and cloud-based tips. LibreOffice provide all kind of professional documentation support with which you have to focus only on your work without any tension of its organization and storage.

These apps and tools make your PC a complete productive engine which can add wings to your ambition and expectations.

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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Top 2 MacOS Dock Alternatives

Using the system with lot many application is always enjoyable. In this blog, I am going to mention some of the best applications that can be used as an alternative for Apples’ in-built dock.

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Deleting The Default Dock

If the system user wants to alter the dock with any other application, then it’s better to delete the default dock so that it doesn’t come in between and create complication. Though, it can’t be deleted completely. So instead of deactivating it, the user can put it on autohide delay approximately for more than 700 to 800 seconds. As a result, it doesn’t create complication while using the other alternative application. To do that, use the given below command on the terminal-

  • ‘defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 1000; killall Dock’

To receive uniform dock function again, use the given below command to get back the default settings-

  • ‘defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-delay; killall Dock’

It will take approximately 15 minutes for your dock to start. If by chance, the user wants the default dock to be seen one more time, they can always put this combination-

  • Option+Command+D to start it by themselves.

After the user is aware of the method of dealing with an in-built dock so finally it’s the time for using the other application that can be used instead of it.

Here are the leading applications that can be used instead of macOS Dock.

  1. TabLauncher

Tab launcher always comes first for covering most of the things into a functional dock. This app is generally used rather than the default dock because it works faster than it. And it differentiates icons with the help of some tabs. It is worth noting that the earlier old theme seems a bit weird on the new version of macOS, so modifying it to the usual theme with light shade colours will make a great combination.

  1. ActiveDockActiveDock is a bit similar like the Windows taskbar, having a ‘Start Menu’ that is in comparison much better. This application is much better than TabLauncher, having a good rate of similarity to the default dock. Although, it is a bit slow when it comes to working. The user can manage their applications into files that show with the application icons, and the user can manage their custom icons for each of their applications. This seems good than TabLauncher’s management and supports to fit lot many applications into a less area.

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 : https://how-to-setup.net/top-2-macos-dock-alternatives

How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Update Error Code 0xc7700112?

Are you encountering Error 0xc7700112 after upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10? Recently, we have found that many Windows users are suffering from this issue. Usually, this error code occurs when users run the Windows Update or Windows Update Assistant.

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At times, while checking the C:\Windows10Upgrade\upgrader_default.log, you may encounter the message which says; Error Setup Platform Initialize failed with result 0xc7700112. This Windows 10 Upgrade Error Code 0xc7700112 simply means that the setup can’t persist as there are traces of a previous setup installation attempt within the Boot Configuration Data file. Therefore, in most cases, Users are using the media creation tool for updating Windows 10. Unluckily, it appears that this option often ends up with some errors.

To troubleshoot the Windows 10 Update Error Code 0xc7700112, you need to use the following steps. The steps are discussed before.

Steps to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0xc7700112 

Before starting the process, make sure that you have to follow the instruction in the proper sequence to avoid troubles and damages. There are two ways which help you in fixing the error. Here how to do it:

Method-1 Create a USB Flash Drive

  1. Firstly, download the Media creation tool in your Windows system.
  2. After that, click on the tool to open it.
  3. If asked, click on the “I Agree” box to accept the “T&C.”
  4. Now, two options will appear on your screen which will be “Upgrade this PC” and “Create Installation Media for another PC. Here you should choose a second option.
  5. Additionally, choose “Language, Architecture, and Edition.”
  6. After it, choose between the “USB Flash Drive and ISO File.
  7. Next, click on the “USB Flash Drive” selection; plug in a USB which has minimum 8GB of free space.
  8. Lastly, tap on the “Drive” and hit “Next” tab.

Once done, now the Media Creation tool will download the Windows 10 Upgrade on USB easily, which you can now be used for upgrading the system.

Method-2: Download ISO File

  1. Download and install Media creation tool.
  2. After that, click on the Media Creation tool to launch it.
  3. If prompted, checkmark the “I Agree” box to accept all the “T&C” of the tool.
  4. In the next window, two options will be available which will be “Upgrade this PC” or “Download ISO.
  5. Now, opt for the second option, ISO File.
  6. Next, you should click on the selection and lets the download process to complete automatically.
  7. Then, plug it in the USB which have at least 8GB free space.
  8. Search the downloaded ISO file and right-click on the file, choose “Mount” option.
  9. Moreover, search for the “File Explorer” option located on the taskbar.
  10. Choose “Open CD Drive” option.
  11. When you find a “Setup File,” just click on it twice and wait until the upgrade is successfully finished.
  12. Finally, restart your computer system to save the changes and smoothly run on your computer system.

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

 

 

 

How to Use ‘Questions in Live’ & New Features for Stories on Instagram

Instagram is owned by Facebook. Instagram’s service was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It is the images and videos sharing social networking service that was launched in 2010 exclusively for the iOS handheld. In 2012, its Android version was released. The Instagram app permits users to upload images and short videos to the platform which can be edited with various filters. It can also manage the tags and location information. An account’s posts can be publicly shared, and users can visit other user’s content by tags and locations. Instagram ranks third on the basis of the quantum of monthly active users.

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The famous app has launched some new features like ‘Questions in Live,’ ‘Question sticker’ for Instagram stories and ‘Countdown’ for Instagram moments. Instagram has been releasing back-to-back updates for its photo-sharing app. The new Instagram update has been launched for both Android and iOS users and now users will obtain a new way to reply to questions in the form of music in stories.

The response to questions sticker will be available only in the regions where there is accessibility to Instagram’s music. Now, your fans and followers will start to see a question sticker on your stories along with a new music icon. Instagram permits you to pick and share a song or track as an answer from their Instagram music library by clicking on the new music icon.

The ‘Question Sticker’ can also be utilized in live videos of Instagram as it allows you to post questions similar to the Stories format. When your friends are live on Instagram, then he/she will be able to see your questions along with an option to answer them. Other fans and followers will be able to look at your question that is answered by your friends. Additionally, Instagram Live has also support for sharing photos and videos. Instagram has included another feature in the camera that permits music being played on Instagram itself. This feature can be used by moving to the music section and then choosing the new icons placed above the capture option. There is also a new ‘Countdown Sticker’ for the ‘Instagram Stories’ by which users can add a countdown sticker to their story via choosing it from the sticker tray. This new feature can be employed by adding a name your countdown, end time or date, and customizing the color as per choice before sharing it with your story.

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 : https://how-to-setup.net/how-to-use-questions-in-live-new-features-for-stories-on-instagram/

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Properly Use Samsung Gear 360

In the world of photography, a 360-degree camera is simply a camera with the ability to record a 360-degree field of view in the horizontal plane. These cams are much needed in those situations where you have to cover a larger visual field like in panoramic photography.

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Samsung’s Gear 360 is now a leading product in the 360 camera lineup. The device can record at 4k resolution and take 30-megapixel photos, but you have to use it properly to create the most impact.

Here are some tips you’ve to follow:

  1. Buy a better tripod – The tripod that comes with Samsung Gear 360 is a small one that is not enough if you are capturing a 360-degree image. So in this case, you have to purchase a better full height tripod for the device.
  2. Try to distance yourself from any object – The Samsung Gear 360 utilises two fisheye lenses to record all 360 degrees of the location the joins the two images together to make a 360-degree image, and this process isn’t right, and any objects that are near to either of the lenses will probably appear chopped in half. This distortion can be rectified by placing any objects at least a few feet away from the camera when taking a video or photo.
  3. Be adventurous with new things – This kind of camera is new in the market, so people are still figuring out the best way to use it. You have to upgrade yourself to something like GorillaPod. It can use this specially designed tripods to attach the camera to a tree branch to capture a literal bird’s eye view of your family tour.
  4. Utilise the Delay option – This feature is specially built for Gear 360. It will not show you in front of your camera when you take a picture or shoot a video. If you don’t use this feature, then the beginning of the video will be of you carrying your device, trying to start the camera.
  5. Utilise the time-lapse feature – The best feature of Gear 360 degree is its time lapse feature. With this, you can record a 4k 360-degree time lapse which looks very cinematic in the right location. You have to set up your camera, put it on a tripod and let it record for at least a few minutes.
  6. Keep the phone steady – When you’re recording or capturing a video, keep your hands as stable as you can because with small movements while recording in 360 degrees can exaggerate the movement. So try to be as still as possible when moving with the camera and operate your tripod whenever you can.
  7. Get a Spacious Memory Card – You need a lot more space to share the videos you have captured using the Gear 360. You have to first transfer them to your phone so the app can do its functions. You have to use at least a 128GB or 256GB memory card that will make your camera much more pleasant to use.
  8. Hold the camera above your height – With the Gear 360, the camera is always capturing all around it. If you’re carrying the camera before your face, half the video will be an up-close and personal look at the side of your face. A better option is to raise the camera over your head when you capture a video, which makes the video a much better viewing experience.

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 : https://how-to-setup.net/how-to-properly-use-samsung-gear-360/

Guide To Add, Manage and Delete a Server in Discord

A human’s life cycle process is like adding, managing, and deleting. Humans with all their mental and physical efforts keep on adding whatever they want in life, and after adding, they struggle on a daily base to manage all that has added by owning it. Then the time comes when the added things get expired or are of no use, which forces them to dispose off the material. Here one thing is essential to notice is that we not only add material things in our life, but we do add our experience too in our mind. There are some experiences which should be better if we forget, or delete them from the brain. Likewise, you can add, manage, and delete a server in Discord.

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Discord is a freeware VoIP app and digital distribution platform designed for the video gaming circle. It is specialized in text, image, video and audio communication between the users over a chat channel. Discord has both a client application and a browser application. To set up Discord for your game or company, below is a guide:

Add a Server in Discord

  1. Visit to the Discord website and choose Login.
  2. Choose the Register text URL on the next page.
  3. Type your email, username and a password.
  4. Choose Continue and complete the login.
  5. After replying to the email verification, you may download the Discord client or use the web Application.
  6. Visit to the Discord main page and choose Download for Windows or Launch Discord in your browser.
  7. Launch the Application and log on.
  8. Choose the ‘+’ icon in the left list to create a server.
  9. Choose Create a Server in the next window.
  10. Name your server and select the geographical location for the server in the next window.
  11. Add a server icon if you wish.
  12. Choose ‘Create’ and your server should be visible in the Discord client.

Managing your Discord Server

  1. Choose your server in Discord and then Server Settings.
  2. Choose Roles from the list in the next window.
  3. Choose the ‘+’ icon at the above of the roles section.
  4. Name your role and assign permission with bar.
  5. Choose Save once done.
  6. Rinse and repeat for all types of role you want to create.

How to get Users

  1. Visit to your Discord Application and hover over the person icon to the right of your chosen text or voice channel.
  2. Copy the URL visible on the popup window. Set it on never to expire.
  3. Send the URL to all those who you want to invite to your Discord server.
  4. If the person is doesn’t have a Discord account, they will be asked to create one, and then they can join your server.
  5. Assign a role to each new user.

Deleting a Server in Discord

  1. Launch your Discord Application and log on.
  2. Choose the server name and then choose Server Settings.
  3. Choose Delete Server from within the server window.
  4. Confirm deletion if prompted.

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