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Best Free Antivirus Software Of 2017

Best Free Antivirus Software Of 2017

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Let’s take a look at this year’s list — 10 Best Free Antivirus Software | 2017 Edition 1. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Bitdefender is a Romanian internet security software firm that knows how to get antivirus products right. The company has a wide range of impressive anti-virus and anti-spyware products that take care of various threats like trojans, viruses, rootkits, worms, adware, spam, etc. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is the #1 performer on our list of top 10 best free antivirus software of 2017. Its multidevice license helps one select the preferred platform. You also get a central account to manage all the devices. It comes loaded with features like On-Demand scan, malicious URL blocking, and phishing protection. Thanks to its unobtrusive nature, you won’t even kno
What’s Windows 10 S and How is it different from Windows 10 ?

What’s Windows 10 S and How is it different from Windows 10 ?

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Windows 10 S, the S may stand for Speed or Striped, is Microsoft’s new operating system announced on May 2. Many of us are viewing it as a competitor to Google Chrome OS. Well, it could be, but with Microsoft stripping down features and improving speed. Microsoft has placed it’s latest operating system closer to Windows 10 Pro as both of them are based on the same core. This also means Windows 10 S is a lot less different than Windows 10 Pro in comparison to the Home version. Redmond says that Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro. But still, Windows 10 S is dissimilar in many ways. How Is Windows 10 S different from Windows 10? Battery Life Windows 10 S uses less power which is one of its USPs. And it has to be so in order to be student’s companion who would
Best And Free Media Players For Windows PC (2017 Edition)

Best And Free Media Players For Windows PC (2017 Edition)

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  As there are tons of software available for Microsoft Windows platform, choosing the right one for your computer isn’t an easy task. Also, with the increasing number of newer media formats, not all free media players are capable of running all file formats. That’s why very often people send us emails asking the question “Which is the best media player for Windows?” This has prompted me to prepare a list of the best free media players for Windows operating system. 10 Best Media Players for Windows 1. VLC Media Player VLC media player Whenever we start any discussion of the media players and how great they are, the name VLC automatically comes at the top. But, why is it so? What’s the reason behind its massive popularity? VLC Media Player is a free and open-source media playe
Google Earth Gets a Huge Redesign with Guided Tours, 3D View, and More

Google Earth Gets a Huge Redesign with Guided Tours, 3D View, and More

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Earth Day is coming up this weekend, and to celebrate, Google Earth received a major update today to version 9. This version is again designed to run in a Web browser (just Chrome for now), but there's now a standalone home for Google Earth at earth.google.com/web. The Android app has been updated, too (iOS is coming soon). Version 9 puts a big focus on guided tours via the "Voyager" section, which serves as a jumping off point for YouTube videos, 360° content, Street View, and Google Earth landmarks. The tours are led by scientists and documentarians, with some content produced by well-known groups like the BBC's Planet Earth team. For kids, there's a Sesame Street muppet section. Engadget reports that this curated content section will be continually updated. Currently, there are a
How to Save Your Eyes From Computer Strain

How to Save Your Eyes From Computer Strain

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Decreasing the brightness is not that attractive an option, because the blue light emissions from your screen is still significant enough to well up your eyes with water and completely ruin your sleepy state. It is proven that exposure to blue light significantly aids in keeping you awake for a longer time in the night.  To get to the science behind it, here’s why. Most of us don’t know this, but there is another kind of receptor cells beside rods and cones in our retina. It’s called Melanopsin. The discovery was made about 15 years ago. Melanopsin is sensitive to narrow band of blue light in 460-480 nm range. Melanopsis works different functions for different creatures, but that’s another story. There are two things I’d like to recommend to your reading list to get more information abou
How to Find Duplicate Files on your PC

How to Find Duplicate Files on your PC

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There are hundreds of good software out there that can find the duplicate files in your system and remove them. But, I found Duplicate Files Finder light and fast to use. Duplicate Files Finder is a software that locates the duplicate files (same content, but not necessarily same name). You can delete them manually or create links. The search used in this software is very fast compared other programs of the similar nature with hashing algorithms. Firstly, all the files are sorted by size as duplicate files will have equal size. Other search software use hashing algorithms that scan the files completely. Also, additional caching of files improves the performance. Take a look at some of its features: Comparison is Byte by byte Search is very fast Support for symbolic links a
How To Find Your Android Phone if Lost

How To Find Your Android Phone if Lost

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You can use Google’s official Android Device Manager to locate your phone, here are the simple steps: Go to Android Device Manager by Google in your desktop browser, follow the link HERE. Login with the same Gmail account you used to activate your Android Device before and registered in Google Play. Now you will see your device name and last login date. Also, you will be seeing three options i.e. Ring, Lock and Erase. By clicking on Ring, your device starts ringing at high volume which help you find your phone in seconds. This function works even when your phone is in silent mode. 5.You can also Lock your device with a password in case device is lost. You have to input a message and a number to make sure whoever finds your phone, can call you back at that number. &n
How to Convert Scanned PDF and Images to Text Using Google Drive

How to Convert Scanned PDF and Images to Text Using Google Drive

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Google Drive provides the OCR software for free and you can use it to convert your image files to text. Convert Images to text using Google Drive: Before you proceed, make sure that on the image to be used, there is some text; so that it could be converted using OCR. This can also be used to convert PDF files to text for free. Take a look at these simple steps: Visit Google Drive Website and login using your Gmail account. Now click on the New button and select File Upload to upload the image you want to convert. The image can be of any format. Here I have used a screenshot of my website homepage as the image.                                                                                                                                                                          
How to fix if a Particular Website Is Not Accesible On The Internet?

How to fix if a Particular Website Is Not Accesible On The Internet?

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The situation becomes very irritating when you’re not able to open a particular website on the internet. Initially, you type the URL in the address bar; then you head over to Google and other search engines one by one. If you’re desperate enough, you might go on to try other web browsers installed on your computer, and that includes Internet Explorer.  There can be multiple reasons why you’re not able to open a particular website using internet connection, even if it’s a high-speed broadband connection. Check Website Status Before going ahead and telling you about the possible reasons behind the unavailability of a website, I would recommend you to check and confirm the website status. There are many free and online service that’ll help you get a better idea of what’s going on. This w
Facebook Search Engine – Tips And Tricks

Facebook Search Engine – Tips And Tricks

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Facebook’s internal search engine is one of the most underrated and under-used tools we come across every day. Also, apart from Google’s search engine, it’s one of the most powerful search tools that we have at our fingertips.  Our most Facebook search activity is limited to typing the names of friends and pages in the search box and seldom we use for other purposes. This isn’t entirely our fault. After the introduction of Graph Search in 2014, apart from becoming more popular, Facebook’s search engine has become trickier. Now, there are many option and query syntax. What exactly can I find using Facebook search? If you take a look at Facebook’s search prompt, it says “Search Facebook.” That’s right, this search lets you search any post you’ve seen before on Facebook, all the friends,