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How to Set Notifications & Status for HomeKit Accessories?

September 11, 2019 by Mathew Anderson  

Did you know that you can turn on notifications for your HomeKit setup? Enable notifications for your HomeKit accessories on iOS devices to get alerted whenever the accessories detect something. Also, there is an option for remotely accessing HomeKit accessories to get more control.

Monitoring & Adjusting the status of the HomeKit Home

  • First of all, you have to open the Home application on your device.
  • After that, you should long press an accessory to show the settings.
  • Then you have to tap on Settings.
  • Thereafter, you should select Status & Notifications.
  • Later, you have to switch the toggle of Include in Status to the “On” position.

Turn On Notifications from HomeKit- Enabled Accessories

  • First of all, open the Home application on your device.
  • After that, you should select the house icon in the upper left-hand side of the screen.
  • Then you have to choose the accessory type which you want to enable notifications for.
  • Thereafter, you should select the accessory you would like.
  • Later, you have to switch the toggle of Allow Notifications to the “On” position.
  • Set the extra options like  time & people as required.

Monitoring & Adjusting the Status of HomeKit Home in iOS 13

  • Get started by going to the Home application.
  • After that, you should long press an accessory to show the controls screen.
  • Then you have to select the Settings option.
  • Thereafter, you should choose the Status option.
  • Now, you have to switch the toggle of Include in Status to the “On” position.

Enable Notifications from HomeKit- Enabled Accessories in iOS 13

You can enable notifications from HomeKit-Enabled accessories in iOS 13. Here are the instructions given below.

  • First & foremost, navigate to the Home application on your device.
  • After that, you should choose the house icon in the upper left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select the accessory type which you want to enable notifications for.
  • Then you have to select the accessory you would like to.
  • Later, you should switch the toggle of “Notifications on this iPhone/iPad” to the “On” position.
  • Now, set the extra options like  time & people as required.

Dave Hogan 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 : HomeKit Accessories

How to Set Up Albums & Libraries in Photos for Mac?

September 11, 2019 by Mathew Anderson  

Cameras are easily available and we love clicking pictures. Because of this, we end up having way too many pictures lying around in our devices. Even though clicking pictures is fun, organizing them is not. Mac’s Photos app makes it easier for you to use albums and libraries to organize pictures.

Adding Images & Videos to Albums

If you want to add images & videos to albums in Photos for Mac, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, you have to open the Photos app on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should select Photos on the left side beneath the Library section.
  • Then you should choose the pictures you would like to move to an album.
  • Thereafter long-press the command key on your MacBook & choose the number of images.
  • Later, you have to go to your selected pictures & videos, right-click on it.
  • Now, go to the Add to option.
  • Then you can select between creating a new album or an existing album.

To Arrange Albums & Folders

You can arrange albums & folders. Here are the instructions given below.

  • Get started by opening Photos on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should go to the sidebar & right-click on My Albums or click on +add icon that is near to My Albums.
  • Then you have to click on New Folder.
  • Thereafter give the name of your folder.
  • Now, you should move the albums into that folder.

Set Up the Smart Albums

If you want to set up the smart albums, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, unlock the Photos app on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should right-click on My Albums or click on the +add icon that comes near to My Albums.
  • Then you have to choose New Smart Album.
  • Thereafter give a name of your Smart Album.
  • Later, you should select the parameters for the Smart Album.
  • To confirm, click on, OK.

Access Photos for Mac with the Sidebar

You can go to Photos for Mac using the sidebar. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To begin with, open the Photos on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should select the View in the menu section.
  • Navigate the menu section & choose Show Sidebar.
  • You will see sidebar on the left of the display.
  • Now, go with the on-screen steps over to hide it.

Go to the Moments, Collections & Year Views

If you want to go to the moments, collections & year views, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you have to click on Photos on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should go to the sidebar & ensure that you are in the Photos.
  • Then you have to select Moments, Years, Photos or Collections options.
  • Thereafter go to the year section & click on it for moving to the collection. Or else, move it to a segment of collection to go to a Moment. You can also move it to any Moment to see the media more closely.
  • Even with the help of keyboard’s arrow keys you can go through pictures & Videos in a Moment.
  • Click once to select it otherwise twice click on it to see it.

Creating a New Library with Photos for MacBook 

You can make a new library with Photos for MacBook. Here are the instructions given below.

  • First & foremost, long-press the Option key on the keyboard.
  • After that, you should twice click on Photos on the keyboard.
  • Go to the Choose Library screen & select Create New.
  • Then you should give the name of your Library.
  • Now, click on, OK.

Move Among Libraries in Photos for MacBook

If you want to move among libraries in Photos for MacBook, then you need to follow the instructions given below.

  • First of all, ensure that Photos is close.
  • After that, long-press the Option key on the keyboard.
  • Then you should twice click on Photos.
  • Now, go to the name of the library you would like to open.

Switch the Photos Library to an External Hard Drive

You can switch the Photos library to an external hard drive. Here are the instructions given below.

  • Get started by, opening the Finder screen on your MacBook.
  • After that, you should go to the sidebar & select Mac hard drive.
  • Then twice click on the Users folder.
  • Thereafter, twice click on the Username.
  • Later, you have to double click on the Pictures folder.
  • Now, navigate the sidebar & select the Photos Library to move it to the external hard drive.

Bradon Wilson 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 : mac

How to Create and Set up Hotspot in Windows 10 PC

August 29, 2019 by Mathew Anderson  

Just like smartphones, your Windows 10 PC can share an internet connection with other devices as well. It’s not limited to a type of connection you can share. Moreover, you can connect and use your Windows 10 hotspot on multiple devices at a time. If you want to prevent unwanted users, it also gives an option to set up a password for your hotspot. Here is how to create and set up a hotspot in Windows 10 PC.

Steps to create and set up a hotspot in Windows 10 PC:

1.   Start your Windows 10 system.

2.   Now, click on ‘Start’ at the bottom left corner, or simply press ‘Windows’ key on the keyboard.

3.   After that, click the ‘Cog’ icon above the Power icon. This will open the Windows 10 Settings.

4.   Go into the ‘Network & Internet’ settings by clicking on its tile.

5.   Look for the ‘Mobile hotspot’ under the left-hand side pane, and click on it. You’ll find it near the bottom in the column, and this will open the Mobile hotspot settings on the right side.

6.   Click the ‘Share My internet connection’ dropdown and choose the connection you want to share through hotspot.

7.   Click on the ‘Edit’ button to change the Network name and Network password.

8.   If you want to control your Windows 10 hotspot from another device, then enable the ‘Turn on remotely’ feature. The other device you can use to turn on or control hotspot should be connected to your system over Bluetooth.

9.   After setting up settings for your Windows 10 Mobile hotspot, click the ‘Mobile hotspot’ toggle switch to turn on or off data sharing.

Now, when you turn on the Mobile hotspot of your system, other devices can connect to it and use the data. If the hotspot has a password, then it needs to be entered on the device to connect to your Windows 10 hotspot. Always set up the password to keep your connection secure and prevent unauthorized users.

Steps to change the Mobile hotspot password in Windows 10:

You can change your Windows 10 hotspot password as many times as you want by clicking the ‘Edit’ button of Mobile hotspot settings.

1.   Go to the ‘Settings’ and open ‘Network and Internet’ section.

2.   Select ‘Mobile hotspot’ under the left-hand side pane.

3.   Click the ‘Edit’ button in the right pane. This opens the Edit network info dialog on the screen.

4.   Clear the Network password field and enter your new password.

5.   Click ‘Save.’

Your Windows 10 Mobile hotspot password will be changed.

Jay Cross is a trained office.com/setup expert who works with the development team with feedback from customers to make it to expectations. He lives in New York and In addition to his work, he also writes for his personal blog.

source : hotspot in windows10

How to Change the Screensaver on your Apple TV?

August 29, 2019 by Mathew Anderson  

Apple TV is a powerful and feature-packed smart TV. You can customize your TV by adding a screensaver. If you are bored with the old screensaver, then read on and learn how to set up a new one. 

Changing the Screensaver on your Apple TV

If you want to change the screensaver on Apple TV, you should follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you have to launch the Settings application on your Apple TV.
  • After that, you should choose the General option in the settings section.
  • Then you have to choose Screensaver option.
  • Thereafter, you should choose “Type.”
  • Later, you can select any option for the screensaver.

Changing Screensaver Transition

You can change how the screensaver transitions on your Apple TV. Here are the instructions given below.

  • Get started by launching the Settings application on your Apple TV.
  • After that, you should choose the General option in the settings section.
  • Then you have to choose Screensaver.
  • Thereafter, you should head towards Transition and choose an option.

Change When Screensaver Begins on your Apple TV

In case you want to change when screensaver begins on your Apple TV, you should follow the instructions given below.

  • To get started, launch the Settings application on Apple TV.
  • After that, you should select General.
  • Then you should choose Screensaver.
  • Thereafter, you have to choose “Start After.”
  • You can modify the start time and set it to Never, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes.

Change How Frequently Apple TV Downloads Aerial Screensaver Videos

You can change how frequently Apple TV gets the Aerial screensaver videos. Here are the instructions given below.

  • To get started, launch the Settings application on your Apple TV.
  • After that, you should choose the General in the settings section.
  • Then you have to choose Screensaver.
  • Thereafter, you should select “Type.”
  • Later, you have to choose Aerial.
  • Now, you should tap on “Menu” button.
  • After that, you should click on “Download New Videos.”
  • Then, you choose the duration or frequency.

Have Home Sharing Use Photos App Pictures as the Screensaver

If you want to arrange home sharing to use Photos app pictures on Apple TV, you should follow the instructions given below.

  • First and foremost launch iTunes on your device.
  • After that, you should choose the “File” option in the menu bar.
  • Then you have to choose Home Sharing.
  • Thereafter, you should select “Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV.
  • Later, you have to ensure that the “Share Photos from” is chosen.
  • Now, you should choose the Photos app from the drop-down menu.
  • After that, select “All photos and albums.”

If you keep all the photos in a particular folder on the computer, you can choose that folder.

  • First, you have to turn on your Apple TV and launch the Settings app.
  • After that, you should select General in the settings section.
  • You have to select Screensaver.
  • Then you should choose Type.
  • Thereafter, you have to choose Home Sharing.
  • Later, you should choose Photos.
  • Now, select an album, or choose Photos at the upper to access the total photo library.
  • After that, you have to choose “Set as Screensaver.”

Use Photos App pictures as the Screensaver on your Apple TV with macOS Catalina & tvOS 13

You can use home sharing for setting Photos app picture as the screensaver on your Apple TV.  Here are the instructions given below.

  • Get started by turning on Home Sharing on Mac.
  • After that, you should tick the box of “Share photos with Apple TV.”
  • Then, you have to click on “Choose.”
  • Thereafter, you should click on the drop-down menu.
  • Select where you wish to share the pictures from, either Photos application or any other folder.
  • You have to choose any button to share either pictures and albums or only chosen albums.
  • You can tick the box of “Include videos.”
  • Later, you can tick the box of the albums. Now, click on People.
  • After that, you should tick the boxes of photos of particular people with Apple TV.
  • When you have done, click on, OK.

Make Home Sharing as Screensaver Provider on Apple TV running tvOS 13

If you want to make home-sharing as a screensaver provider on Apple TV running tvOS 13, you should follow the instructions given below.

  • Get started by launching the Settings app on your Apple TV.
  • After that, you should choose the General in the settings section.
  • Then you have to choose Screen Saver.
  • Thereafter, you should choose Type.
  • Later, you have to choose Home Sharing.
  • Now, choose Photos.

If you would like to use a particular photo album:

  • Choose Albums.
  • Choose the album you would like to use for the screensavers.
  • Then choose Yes.

By following the instructions mentioned in the blog, you will be successfully able to modify and reset the screensaver on your Apple TV.

Tim Cross is from Ohio USA. Before he started writing blogs he went through various occupations such as teaching, programming and travelling. But his favorite job is writing blogs for antivirus technology for McAfee.com/Activate.

source : apple TV