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How to Use Amazon Fire Stick with Xbox One?

December 6, 2019 by Bruce Wayne  

Xbox One and Amazon Fire Stick are on the best hardware currently available in the market. Imagine if you would be able to join the gaming capabilities of Xbox along with Fire Stick’s voice-operated Alexa. Yes, it is possible, and it is worth it. Read the blog and locate the ways to use Amazon Fire Stick with the Xbox One.

Attaching the Fire Stick

  • You have to connect the HDMI cord into the HDMI slot of Xbox One.
  • Go to the OpenGuide option and launch it. The Fire Stick application will be available at the end of the HDMI channels list.
  • Press any button to activate the remote of Fire Stick.
  • Detach every attachment from the Amazon Fire Stick.

Turning On Applications through Unknown Sources

If you would like to turn on applications through unknown sources, then abide by the given steps.

  • You should launch the Settings application on your device.
  • Thereafter, you have to hold the Device button to open the new menu.
  • Navigate to the second thing from the menu section by pressing Developer options.
  • Now, you should check when turn on applications within the Unknown Sources is turned on. Otherwise, tap to enable.

Getting the Downloader Application

In case you intend to get the downloader application, go through the below-mentioned steps.

  • Go to the App Store on your device and get the application.
  • Thereafter, you have to install the application.

Turn on JavaScript

  • You have to open the Downloader application on your device.
  • Go to the Settings app located on the left-hand side panel.
  • You have to turn on JavaScript on the right-hand side square.
  • Now, navigate to the Yes option and press it when the prompt comes.

Download Kodi

If you would like to download the Kodi, then abide by the given steps.

  • You should select the version of Kodi then download it because the Fire Stick controls on a slightly changed Android system.
  • You have to choose either the version of 32 or 64 bit. It depends on the device.
  • The version of 32-bit will work better probably but check what works right for you.
  • Now, go to the Install button and press it.
  • Finally, you will see a window that displays the Kodi permissions needed.

Turning off RSS Feed

In case you intend to turn off the RSS Feed, go through the below-mentioned steps.

  • You have to open the Kodi app on your device.
  • Then you will view the applications Home menu section.
  • You should launch the Interface Settings. It will launch a new menu screen.
  • Go to the Other option.
  • You have to select the ‘Show RSS News Feed’ option.
  • Now, get a return to the Home menu by holding a black button on the remote.

Modifying Time Zone and Language

 If you would like to modify the time zone and language, then abide by the given steps.

  • Navigate to the Home menu and select Settings on your device.
  • Thereafter, launch the Interface Settings. It will launch a new menu screen.
  • Go to the regional option.
  • Finally, select Language, you should be able to choose the language you would like to from there.

Turning on Audio

In case you intend to turn on the audio, go through the below-mentioned steps.

  • You should launch Settings on the device.
  • Thereafter, you have to launch System Settings.
  • Go to the Audio Output option.
  • You should adjust the setting level to Standard.
  • Now, choose a suitable audio device.

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

Source : Use Amazon Fire Stick with Xbox One

How to Fix Pixelated Images

November 27, 2019 by Bruce Wayne  

Pixelation of an image forms when you are resizing an image or viewing a low-quality image. When you resize to view the image in a larger view, then the pixels appear.

To fix the pixelated image, you can apply various methods, applications and services. This includes services like Paint.net, Photoshop and various graphic programs to complete your task.

If you wish to enhance the overview of your pixelated image, then it is usually recommended to take a backup of your image on your device so that you can recover it in case of any mishap.

Fixing Pixelated Image through an Online Tool

Online services are one of the most preferred tools to fix your pixelated picture without installing any third-party software. It works faster and processes your result quickly as well. Here are online tools to fix the pixelated images. First is “Fotor” and the other one is “Pixenate.”

Using Fotor Online Tool

If you wish to fix your image through Fotor online tool, then follow these easy to use steps:

  1. First of all, you have to upload your desired picture to the website of Fotor.
  2. After that, choose the desired effect option from the available choices located at the left-hand side menu.
  3. Then, go to the Pixelate option.
  4. After that, scroll your screen to the left through the scroll tab and then hit the minimize Pixelate option.

Note: The Fotor also provides smoothing tools. However, it’s a premium tool. You have to pay some amount to access its premium features.

In case you wish to use this tool, then follow these instructions:

  1. First of all, choose the “Beauty” option located on the left-hand side menu.
  2. Then hit the smoothing tab by minimizing the image’s pixels.

Using Pixellate Photo Editor Tool

  1. First of all, upload your desired picture to the Pixellate website.
  2. Then, tap the icon “Smooth Photo” located on the left-hand side menu.

Fixing the Pixelated Pictures through Photoshop

Follow these instructions if you wish to use Photoshop for fixing the Pixelated images:

  1. First of all, launch the image on Photoshop application.
  2. Then, hit the “Filter” and after that, tap on “blur” option.
  3. Now, you have to choose the effect “Gaussian Blue.”
  4. Then, prepare your slider to achieve an acceptable level.
  5. After that, tap on “OK.”
  6. Now, hit the option Filter and then tap on Sharpen.
  7. After that, choose the “Unsharp Mask” option.
  8. Now, use your slider bar to reach an acceptable point.
  9. After finishing these steps, hit the “OK” tab.
  10. Next, save your edited image.

Minimizing Pixel Appearance by Adding Layer

If you wish to minimize your image’s pixel appearance, then you have to add a particular layer having the effect of soft light. To do so, follow these given instructions:

  1. Firstly, right-click on your desired picture.
  2. After that, tap on “Layer” and then hit the “Create new Layer.”
  3. Go to the uppermost menu tab and then choose the Blending Options.
  4. After that, choose the option “Soft Light.”
  5. Choose Filters and Noise option there.
  6. Next, choose the “Despeckle” option and select your desired level.
  7. Now, you have to choose the image and then select “Adjustments” options.
  8. After that, hit the brightness/Contrast options from there.
  9. Now, you have to adjust both the tabs/sections.

Fixing Pixelated Image by Paint.NET

To fix the pixel issue through Paint.Net, you can use these steps:

  1. First of all, upload your picture in “Paint.NET.”
  2. After that, you have to choose Effects.
  3. You have to use Gaussian Blur and Blur effects.
  4. Next, drag the slider to minimize your image’s pixel effects.
  5. Now, choose the option “Effects”, “Sharpen” or “Photo.”
  6. Next, drag your slider to the satisfied point.
  7. Finally, save the picture.

Bruce Wayne 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.

How to Restore Your iPhone or iPad From a Backup

November 18, 2019 by Bruce Wayne  

If you see that your iOS device is running very slowly, encountering network problems, performing slow operations, then you may fix it by recovering from the backup. Generally it is recommended to back up your device by any of the two options: either you back it up to the iCloud or you may perform the backing/restoring process via iTunes. It may also prevent your device from data loss.

iPhone and iPad are fast performing devices, but sometimes they may work slowly because of the issue with your network or any other technical cause. Here are the steps to restore your iOS devices from a backup.

 Restoring your iOS device from iCloud backup 

  1. First of all, switch on the device. After some time, you will view a welcome screen. Here you have to remove all of your device contents before proceeding further to start the backup process.
  2. Now continue with the on-screen instructions until you see the Apps & Data page.
  3. Now you have to hit the “Restore from iCloud Backup” option.
  4. Then provide your Apple ID and secured password.
  5. Now you have to select a backup option. Check for the size and its date to pick a relevant one. Once you select, your data transfer will begin automatically. 
  6. Note >> In case the system asks to update your software, update it instantly by continuing on-screen instructions.

If asked to provide your Apple ID & passcode to start the restoring process for your applications and Apple purchases, then enter it in the space provided. 

Make sure that you have to provide every password associated with each application. In case you have created multiple IDs on various app purchases, you may skip the sign-in process.

Now, wait for the restoring procedure to complete. In case you disconnect your data connection, the process will pause until you resume it in the future.

Set your iPhone or iPad under a scheduled backup slot, it is just like enabling the backup feature on Mac. You may set it to automatic backup mode according to your choice. It is recommended to set it up on a twenty-four hours slot through iCloud, or the other method is to set it up to the slot of when your device starts and you launch iTunes.

Bruce Wayne 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.

How to Fix Task Manager Not Working on Windows 10

September 12, 2019 by Bruce Wayne  

Task Manager is a convenient tool, but many users are reporting that the Task Manager is not working on the Windows 10 computer. It can cause a big issue, and in this article, you will get to know the different methods to get rid it.

Here’s how to fix task manager not working on Windows 10

·       Customize the registry

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together.

2.    Type regedit in the search bar.

3.    Click on the Enter option.

4.    Otherwise, press on the OK button.

5.    Click on the EY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionstaskmgr.exe key.

6.    It is located in the left-hand panel.

7.    Find and remove the Debugger string.

8.    Once you have done changes, start the computer.

9.    Go through this issue whether you have solved this or not.

10.                       Make the System Restore point.

·       Scan the SFC and DISM

1.    Click on the Windows and X keys together.

2.    It will launch the Windows and X menu.

3.    Select the Command Prompt.

4.    Otherwise, select the PowerShell.

5.    It is located in the menu list.

6.    After the Command Prompt gets open, enter sfc/scannow in the search bar.

7.    Click on the Enter option.

8.    Now, you need to begin the scanning process.

9.    It will take a few minutes to get complete on the Windows 10 PC.

Once the scanning process of SFC gets completed, you need to check whether this issue is fixed or not. You have to open the DISM can by going through the steps mentioned below.

1.    Click on the Command Prompt.

2.    Type DISM/Online/ Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth command in the given box.

3.    Click on the Enter option.

·       Using chkdsk

1.    Click on the Command Prompt.

2.    After opening the Command Prompt, type the chkdsk/f:X in the given box.

3.    Click on the Enter option.

4.    Change the :X with the computer drive letter.

5.    Start scanning the schedule.

6.    Click on the Y key to verify.

·       Make a new user account.

1.    Go to the Settings tab.

2.    Press on the Account column.

3.    Select the Family and other people option.

4.    It is given in the menu list.

5.    It is located on the left-hand side of the screen.

6.    Press on the Add someone else to this PC option.

7.    It is located on the right-hand side panel.

8.    Select the I don’t have this person’s log-in details.

9.    After that, choose the Add a user without a Microsoft account option.

10.  Type the registered user name and password.

11.  Press on the Next option.

12.   After making a new account, go through it.

13.   Then, you need to check whether this issue is fixed or not.

14.   In case you are not facing any error on the account, then transfer all the files to a new account.

15. You need to use it rather than using an old account.

Deam Jones 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 Norton security products at office.com/setup.

Source : Task Manager

How to Make And Answer Calls on Your Apple Watch

September 12, 2019 by Bruce Wayne  

Apple Watch is indeed a fantastic gadget out there which is an all-in-one solution for a majority of iOS users around the world. Apple Watch users get amazing features and answering and making calls is one of them. A majority of Apple Watch users use this feature to save up their time, and they prefer calling via Apple Watch as it is more easy and useful. Besides all of this, there is a large number of Apple Watch users who do not know how to answer and make calls with their Apple Watch. It is even frustrating for some users. So if you are amongst those users who do not know how to make and answer calls on your Apple Watch, follow the guidelines and

methods that I have mentioned in this article.

Here’s how to make and answer calls with Siri on your Apple Watch

It is amongst the most preferred way by users in making and answering calls by Using Siri voice assistant. To answer and make a call by using Siri, follow the steps listed below:

  • First of all, Say ‘Hey Siri’ to activate it on your Apple Watch.
  • Tell your voice assistant to call a specific person by saying its name. For example, Hey Siri, call Michael.
  • To answer an incoming call, say Hey Siri, pick up the incoming call, and you are good to go.

Here’s how to make and answer calls via Phone app on your Apple Watch

It is another method users usually apply to make and answer calls from the Phone app on their Apple Watch. To make and answer phone calls through the Phone app, follow the guidelines listed below:

  • First of all, open the Phone app on your Apple Watch screen.
  • Select Contact from Contacts, favourites, Recent and Keypad.
  • Tap on the number or name of the contact you are willing to call.
  • After that, tap on that green Phone button to successfully dial a number.
  • To answer a call, raise your wrist and tap on the screen of your Apple Watch to answer the call by tapping on that green button.

Here’s how to answer a Call on your Apple Watch

To answer the Phone calls with your Apple Watch, follow the steps listed below:

  • First of all, raise your wrist and tap on your Apple Watch screen to see that Incoming call.
  • After that, tap on that Answer button available to pick up the call successfully.
  • You can even mute the by tapping on the mute button if you want to.
  • Now, turn that Digital Crown to increase or decrease the volume of the call.
  • At the end, you will have to end on the Red button to end the call after you are done on that incoming call.

Richard Turner   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.

Source : Answer Calls on Your Apple Watch