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MIA DAVIS

You just have talked with someone on a phone call, but later on, you regret that why didn’t you recorded it to listen again. But, now you have found that there is no way to record phone calls in your Smartphone. Recording a phone call can be very useful for some cases. There can be any reason to record a call, but you need something to record a call in your Android or iOS phone. There are some ways to do just that, below are some ways for how to record your phone calls on your Android/iOS Smartphone:

How to Record your Phone Calls using an Audio Recorder

This is the easiest way to record your calls. You can use any smartphone or any other secondary device to record your phone calls because this isn’t 1950 where you keep an old fashioned tape recorder with yourself. You can use any other phone to record the call. This way has many advantages like you will not have to install any third party app on your smartphone, take any audio recorder and record your phone call while on speaker. But, this way has many cons because this is not a permanent solution to record your phone calls, it is not possible to record a call everywhere like this. You can do this step only at home because in public if you do this, you may bring all people attention to yourself, and it will be so weird to do that in public. Don’t worry, there are a lot of other ways to record phone calls. Let’s discuss some of them.

How to Record Phone Call on Android or iOS with Google Voice

This is a Google app for Android and iOS devices which provides Wi-Fi calling. You can also use it as a phone call recorder. It has a feature to record incoming phone calls, but you still can’t record outgoing phone calls.

To record incoming voice calls in your Android or iOS phone, you have to follow the below steps carefully:

  1. Download the Google Voice app from Google Play Store or Apple Apps Store.
  2. In the app go to settings then select ‘calls’ option, then select ‘incoming call settings.’
  3. When this setting is activated, you can easily record your phone calls by just the number 4  on the calling number pad between a phone call.
  4. When you press 4 you will hear a notification sound to tell you that voice recording is started.

Disadvantage:  both parties will hear a sound when voice recording starts, which can be dangerous in some cases. Also, Google Voice is not available in every country.

 Guide to Using an App to Record a Phone Call on Smartphones

If you don’t want to use the Google Voice app for some reasons you may want to check out these apps which work for both Android and iPhone. Some of these apps are free, and some are paid, but paid apps will be more secured because they won’t track your calls for their commercial use and they won’t show you ads or annoying notifications. The free apps may be most approachable, but they have certain drawbacks.

Call Recorder: This application can record incoming and outgoing phone calls. It is a very easy and simple app to listen to recorded phone calls. It can also save the recording to the cloud server and help you to organize your recording list by time.

Call Recorder Lite: It has both features to record incoming calls and outgoing calls. You will have to pay if you listen to a recorded call.

Some countries don’t allow their citizens to record phone calls, make sure you follow all rules while doing this.

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-record-phone-calls-on-your-android-or-ios-smartphone/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

karenminton

The instructions to program a universal remote control have mentioned all the codes and manufactures, which let you sync your device easily. But in case you have lost or misplaced them, then you don’t have to worry.  Universal remotes can find the codes through the database and can sync with any other devices like VCR or DVD. In this article, you will get to know how to program a universal remote control.

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Steps to Program a Universal Remote Control

•    Using the Internet to get the code.

1.    Ensure that the device you wish to control should be switched on.

2.    Click on the setup option in case you do not have this option in the remote, then leave this step.

3.    Keep pressing on the device button according to the device you are currently using.

4.    Now, you will get the power and device buttons on the screen.

5.    You need to keep pressing it and type the code which you will get on the brand,

6.    If this brand has many codes, then you need to type each one on the column.

7.    In case you have typed the valid code, then the power key of the remote gets switch off.

8.    In case it is not a valid code, then the previous steps again till you enter a valid code.

9.    After completing this procedure, you have to make a control on the device.

10.    You should control its features like changing the TV channel according to you, up and down the volume and switch the TV on and off.

11.    Copy the valid codes so that you can use it again when it is required.

•    Using Autocode search.

  • Switch on the device which you wish to control.
  • Keep pressing on the correct device button.
  • Keep pressing on the power and the device buttons together.
  • Free the buttons once you switch on and off the power.
  • Click on the Play option and after that, free it.
  • Check the device you wish to control is switching off or not. In case it is switching off, then this means you have entered a valid code.
  • Click on the reverse button given on the remote for a few seconds.
  • You need to wait until the device gets switched on.
  • After switching on the device, the remove has got the valid code.
  • Copy this code by clicking on the stop button given on the remote.
  • Now, you have to check that you have a control on all the functions on your remote.

Source :-https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-program-a-universal-remote-control/

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How to Connect a Bluetooth Device in Windows 7

Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

karenminton

You must know that Microsoft provides a whole new web browser to the Windows users while launching Windows 10. The name of that browser is Microsoft Edge. It is considered as a fast and lightweight browser, but you can change it if you want. The method of changing the Windows 10 default browser is given below for you.

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Through using the Settings app

1. Go to the Start section and choose the ‘gear’ icon from the there.

2. You will visit the Settings app on your Windows 10 device.

3. Choose Apps option now.

4. Then, move ahead with the process by selecting the Default apps option.

5. Keep scrolling down till you see the Web browser option.

6. Click on the default browser that is featured there.

7. Choose the desired new browser from the list of options on your screen.

Through Microsoft Edge

1. Go to the top right section of your Microsoft Edge browser and click on the icon that has three dots.

2. From the available options, choose Settings.

3. Now, click on the Change my default option right below Default browser in the General panel.

4. You will go to the Settings app. Click on Web browser option shown over there.

5. Then, choose the ideal browser that you wish to use accordingly.

Through Google Chrome

1. Find the three-dot icon in the Google Chrome browser and click on it.

2. Next, select Settings from the drop-down menu on the screen. You can even type in chrome://settings in the URL bar to go directly to the settings section.

3. Point the mouse below to see the Default browser option.

4. You will see the Make Default button next to it, click on the same button.

5. In the Settings app, the Web browser option will be there for you. Click on the available option to change the browser.

6. Various web browsers will be displayed to you, select the ideal one for you.

Through Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to the top right side in the Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the icon with three horizontal lines.

2. Next, choose Options from the available menu. You can go directly to the dedicated page by entering “about:preferences” in the address bar.

3. You will see General Page on the screen and the Make default option in the middle. Click on it.

4. From the Settings app, click on the browser available under the Web browser section.

5. Click on any new browser to make the default browser of your Windows 10 PC.

Through Opera

1. Launch the Opera web browser and go to the left section. You will see the red-colored Opera logo, click on that logo.

2. Under the Developer option, in the displayed drop-down menu, there will be the Settings option. Click over there.

3. Now, go the Default browser option and hit the Make default button.

4. In the Settings app, find the Web browser option and click on the browser displayed.

5. There will be various browsers in the pop-up window, choose the best one according to you.

Through Vivaldi

1. Open the Vivaldi browser and visit the top left section of the browser to click on the Vivaldi logo.

2. Select Tools option from the shown menu and then Settings.

3. Find the Set as Default option over there in the Vivaldi Settings General display window.

4. Go to the Web browser section available in the Settings app.

5. Hit the current chosen browser to select a new one from the list.

In this way, you can easily replace the default browser in your Windows 10 computer!

Source :- http://www-mcafeeactivate.support/blog/how-to-replace-the-windows-10-default-browser/

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How to Troubleshoot Netflix Streaming Issues on Android Devices

Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

MIA DAVIS

It is well known that the computer is just a machine and can break at any point, but one should keep certain aspects in mind while planning to repair their devices by themselves.  The use of computers is on the rise, and many users may desire to accesses the interiors of their computer cabinet.

But to do so, an individual should consider some essential tips that may come in handy while working on your computer. Below are some of the tips and tricks that every individual should follow while accessing their computer and ensure their security.

Use your judgment

Some may consider our first tip to be quite obvious, but it is far better to intimate an individual before any mishap happens. Never ever pick up or move your CPU while the computer is running as it can result in electric shock due to static charge on your body. Moreover, by shaking or mishandling a computer while in use can result in hardware damage or misplacement of hardware inside the device.

Make sure the computer is turned off, and the power cord is removed from the switchboard before touching or opening your computer cabinet or any other hardware.

Do Not Touch!

If you don’t have any in-depth knowledge of computer circuit board or inside of the computer, then it is best recommended to not directly touch any circuit board r component inside the computer instead taking professional help can suit you better.

 Still, if you are well versed with the interiors of your computer cabinet then make sure that the power is switched off before you touch any components of the motherboard. The best means to ensure that no power supply is received by your computer is through switching off the power supplying unit of the computer which is designated to canalize power to all the components of the computer.

Discharging is mandatory

Even after switching off the power supply of your computer it is very much possible that some electric current is still present inside your CPU, so before getting any closer to the computer cabinet it is best recommended to touch any metal item.

By touching a metal item like a door handle, one can discharge all the static charge from their body and safeguard themselves from an uncertain electric shock. Moreover, if you have worn any woolen cloths, it’s better to remove them as wool tends to store static charge which could be devastating while working on a computer.

Avoid liquids and solids around your work station

Well, we cannot predict the future, but what we can do is take some precautions to undermine a safe working environment. One should absolutely avoid eating or drinking around their workplace as an accident may happen, and results could be irreplaceable.

If accidentally some liquid spills around your working space then immediately try to remove any hardware around it to avoid any potential damage to your device and try to use a dry cloth or tissue to soak the spilled water and make any further mess.

By referring to the above-mentioned tips and tricks, one can ensure a proper and safe working environment for themselves and always remember to focus at a single task at a time as trying to do multiple things at a time can result in some unwanted problems.

SOURCE:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-safely-fix-your-windows-pc/

Mia Davis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

karenminton

The majority of gaming hardware brands provides their customers with special utility software’s which help the user in linking and customizing their different devices to perform according to their desire.

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Let it be DPI, mouse RGB lighting, or keyboard RGB combo. Users can easily customize their devices as per their needs and usage, making gaming interactions much more fun.  Synapse software allows Razer device users to pair all their hardware at a single destination where a user can easily sync all the devices by implementing there desired settings and usage.

Uninstall Razer Synapse

Uninstalling Razer Synapse sometimes end up being a significant challenge as this software is considerably tricky to uninstall as it leaves some additional files behind even after completing the uninstallation process properly. So if you are looking for some means to uninstall Synapse from your PC, then follow the steps given below carefully.

  • First shutdown the Synapse program by right-clicking on the Razer Synapse logo and then choose the “Close Razer Synapse” from the prompted list.
  • Now head to the “Start” menu and select it.
  • And then hit the “Settings” option.
  • After that, choose the “Apps” option.
  • Now from the list of available options choose “Razer Synapse.”
  • Then select the “Uninstall” button and confirm the prompt window to initiate the uninstallation process.

After following the steps mentioned above thoroughly, users will be able to uninstall Razer Synapse from their computer. It is better recommended to restart your computer to remove any backup files related to the Synapse software. To restart your system follow the steps below.

  • Head to the “Start” menu.
  • Select the “Power logo.”
  • Now hit “Restart.”

How to completely remove Razer Synapse

If you still witness some files associated with Synapse software on your system files, chances are some of the junk and cache files are still present on your system. To altogether remove the software from your device go through the steps mentioned below.

  • Go to the “Start” menu.
  • Insert “regdit” in the search bar.
  • Now select “Registry Editor” app to launch it.
  • After that, choose the “Computer” option from the registry editor.
  • Then hit the “Edit” option from the action panel.
  • Now you are required to select the “Find” option from edit window which would pop-up search bar.
  • Insert ”Razer” in the search field and hit “Enter” key. It would present you with all the files associated with Razer Synapse software.
  • Now right click on all the files displayed and choose the “Delete” option to remove all the data from your device.

By following the steps accurately, users will be able to remove any of the existing files from their PC and uninstall the Razer Synapse program completely. Hopefully, all the users who want to uninstall the Razer software will be able to do so easily by following all the mentioned steps above.

Source :- http://1mcafee.uk/blog/how-to-uninstall-razer-synapse-on-windows-pc/

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Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

karenminton

Nowadays, Bluetooth is compatible with all smartphones, tablets, and laptop systems. In case you want to connect headphones, smartphones, speakers, or a mouse to the Windows 7 PC by using Bluetooth, then you can do it easily. In this article, you will get to know how to connect a Bluetooth device in Windows 7.

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Allow both devices to be discoverable

•    Press on the Start menu symbol located at the end left-hand side of the display.

•    Additionally, you can open the start menu by clicking on the Windows key on the system keyboard.

•    After the Start menu gets open on display, you need to choose the “Devices and Printers” option given on the right-hand column.

•    You have to right-click on the name of the computer or laptop.

•    After that, click on the “Bluetooth Settings” button by going to the pull-down list.

•    Now, the “Bluetooth Settings” menu gets open on the screen.

•    Below the “Options” window, you need to go through the “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer” checkbox.

•    Press on the OK option to verify.

In case you are trying to pair an Android phone, then go through the  steps  given below, check your phone visibility:

•    Press on the Settings symbol provided on the Home screen to open the application.

•    Open the “Connected Devices” or “Devices Connectivity” window.

•    In case the Bluetooth is enabled, then you will receive a text which indicates that “your phone or tablet is now visible to nearby devices.”

In case you are using an iOS device, then go through the steps given below to check your phone visibility:

•    Click on the “Settings” symbol located on the home screen.

•    After the application gets open on the screen, go to the “Bluetooth” menu.

•    In case the Bluetooth is enabled, you will get a text indicating that “Now discoverable as (device name).”

In case you are trying to connect a system mouse, keyboard, speakers, then go through the user manual to get to know how to make your device visible.

Here’s how to connect a Bluetooth Device in Windows 7

•    Press on the Start option given at the end left-hand side of the display.

•    Otherwise, click on the Windows key on the system keyboard.

•    After that, choose the “Devices and Printers” option by going to the menu list.

•    After the “Devices and Printers” gets open on the screen, press on the “Add a device” option located at the upper left-hand side of the display. It is given under the “Back” and “Forward” options.

•    Now, your Windows 7 will find the nearby devices which you can connect to the system.

•    Choose any one device which you want to pair with your Windows PC.

•    After that, press on the “Next” option.

•    In case you are connecting a smartphone, then you will get a verification code which you have to type on the smartphone.

•    Verify your selection and let the Windows to complete the installation process of the important drivers.

•    Now, you have successfully connected a Bluetooth device in Windows 7.

Source :- https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-connect-a-bluetooth-device-in-windows-7/

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Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

MIA DAVIS

Sleep mode helps the user to reduce the power consumption of their system when not in use. In case you need a break from the system display, then you can place it into the sleep mode. When you wish to go back to the system display, it is easy to wake up the Windows PC.

Here’s how to stop your mouse from waking up Windows PC.

Steps for Stopping Your Mouse From Waking Windows

•    Go to the “Mouse” by clicking on the Control Panel. Follow the steps listed below to do this procedure:

1.    You have to open the mouse settings for completing this procedure.

2.    Press on the Start menu.

3.    Choose the Control Panel option.

4.    After that, search the Mouse in the middle of options.

5.    The additional way to complete this procedure, you need to tap on the Start menu.

6.    After that, enter “mouse” by going to the Search programs and files section.

7.    Whichever option you choose, the Mouse Properties menu gets open on display.

•    Choose the Hardware option located in the Mouse Properties menu. Here are the steps mentioned below to complete this procedure:

1.    In case you wish to use the multiple peripherals, choose the mouse option.

2.    If you have the touchpads, then you have to do this procedure carefully.

3.    Tap on the Properties option.

4.    Now, you will get a window which shows the device type. Ensure that you have chosen the General option.

5.    Choose the “Power Management” option.

6.    Unselect the “Allow this device to wake the computer” option.

7.    Press on the OK button.

This procedure will not change other functions of the system. The mouse still wakes up the Windows PC in case you perform any other thing in it. In case you wish to turn off the waking up feature completely, then disconnecting is the simplest option.

What If You Want to Enable the Mouse from Waking Up Windows PC?

You can follow the same steps as mentioned above in case you wish the system to give a response to the mouse while putting it into the sleep mode. You have to do this procedure in case you have brought a new mouse, and it does not wake up the system screen by default.

It might be possible that the system does not give a response to the USB device while putting it into the sleep mode To solve this problem, you have to click on the system BIOS and adjust some of the options. The other solution to this problem is to check whether the drivers are active or not.

To fix this issue, you need to go through the steps mentioned below:

•    Tap on the Start option.

•    Enter “Device Manager.”

•    Search the “Mice and other pointing devices,” and after that, you need to right-click on that option.

•    Choose the Properties option.

•    Choose the Driver option.

•    Tap on the Update Driver button.

•    Press on the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option.

SOURCE:- http://macfee-activate.com/how-to-stop-your-mouse-from-waking-up-windows-pc/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

karenminton

Netflix is one of the most popular videos streaming service, but it doesn’t mean that it always runs smoothly. However, it also relies on internet connectivity, applications, and third-party hardware that may cause the service not works properly. Netflix streaming issue is one of the most common troubles that users encounter. If movies and TV shows are not playing on your Android Smartphone or Android tablet or are stuck on loading with a black screen, then try these troubleshooting solutions.

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•    Reboot your Android smartphone or tablet

•    Erase the Netflix app data

•    Install the Netflix app again (Update)

•    Restart the internet connection or modem

•    Check your Wi-Fi signal

•    Try using another internet connection

Here is how to troubleshoot Netflix streaming issues on Android smartphones or Android tablets.

Reboot your Android Smartphone or tablet

Restarting works as first aid, restarting a device fixes most of the small and even some significant errors. Therefore, you should try restarting your first, if you’re facing the Netflix streaming error. Here is how to complete this easiest task.

1.    Place your finger on the power button of your Android device.

2.    Press and hold down the button, until the reboot menu will not appear on the screen.

3.    Confirm your action that you want to power off your device.

4.    When the device off completely. Press and hold down the button again.

5.    Remove your finger when the company logo appears on the screen.

6.    Allow your Android to boot up properly.

7.    Once it turns on completely, unlock your device, if it is locked.

8.    Now, launch the ‘Netflix’ app.

9.    Start playing a video and check if the streaming problem is solved.

If you’re still encountering the streaming issue, try the clearing app data.

Erase the Netflix app data

Erasing the app data of the Netflix app is simple. You can clear cache and app data right from your Android settings. Here’s how.

Note: Clearing the Netflix app data will erase your login, downloaded titles as well as other data from the app.

1.    Open Android Settings.

2.    Touch on ‘General.’ If there is no such option, then open ‘Apps or Applications.’

3.    Now, open ‘Manage Applications, Manage All Apps, Application Manager, or Download.’

4.    Scroll down and look for the ‘Netflix’ app.

5.    Tap on ‘Netflix’.

6.    Tap on ‘Clear Data’ Clear Storage.’ You may need to tap on ‘Storage’ first.

7.    Tap ‘OK.’

8.    After erasing the Netflix app data, close the Android settings.

9.    Now, open the Netflix app.

10.    Sign in with your Netflix account.

11.    Start playing a video and check if the streaming problem is solved.

Some Android devices don’t allow to delete Netflix app data. If you’re also unable to delete app data, continue troubleshooting with the below solutions.

Install the Netflix app again (Update)

Removing or uninstalling the Netflix app will remove the titles if you have downloaded to your device. Try updating your Netflix app if you don’t want to lose your titles, login, and other data. This way, you’ll not lose your Netflix titles or data as well as troubleshoot the Netflix streaming issue.

1.    Open ‘Play Store’.

2.    Search for ‘netflix’.

3.    Select the ‘Netflix’ app from the result.

4.    Then tap ‘Uninstall’ or ‘Update.’ If you’ve selected ‘Update,’ then the app will begin installing immediately, now you don’t need to follow the below steps.

5.    Tap ‘OK.’

6.    After uninstalling completes, tap ‘Install’ to install the Netflix again.

7.    When the app installed, tap ‘Open’ to start the app.

8.    Start playing a video and check if the streaming problem is solved.

Restart the internet connection or modem

1.    Turn off all the devices connected with your home network.

2.    Power off your Android device.

3.    Now, disconnect your modem or router from the power source.

4.    Wait for at least one minute.

5.    Connected your modem or router to the power source again and wait.

6.    Power on your Android device.

7.    Start Netflix and try playing a video.

Check your Wi-Fi signal

If you’re using the Netflix over a Wi-Fi network, try this.

•    Shift your router to a new place to improve the signal strength.

•    Keep other wireless equipment such as a microwave oven or cordless phones away from the router.

•    Make sure you’re using the Netflix within the Wi-Fi range.

These solutions will surely troubleshoot Netflix streaming issues on Android devices.

Source :- http://www-mcafeeactivate.support/blog/how-to-troubleshoot-netflix-streaming-issues-on-android-devices/

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Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

karenminton

Google Play Store is an essential app for Android devices. It helps you discover apps that you wish to have in your phone and download, and install the same. But, it features apps and settings according to your region, and if you move to another Country or city, you need to update the location. You can access another region if you wish to try, as well. So, change the country setting ideally in the Google Play store by using the guide given below.

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Steps for changing country in the Google Play Store

1. First and foremost, launch the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.

2. Then, slide to the left side of the screen to go to the menu. Choose Account from there.

3. If country-switching option is allowed to you, a Country and profiles option will be there in the list.

4. Tap on the Country option and choose your new country from there. Go through the on-screen prompts and provide the ideal payment method of the dedicated country, if asked.

5. Once you agree with the warning prompt and allow the change, you can browse the Google Play Store according to the selected region. However, it might take around 24 hours for updating the changes in the app.

According to the change in your IP address, you will see the option of changing country in your Android device. The option mostly appears to those who moved to another country from their previous one. You can’t simply switch to the country of your choice in the Google Play Store.

What to know before changing Google Play Store country?

There are a few essential things that you must know while you change the Play Store region. Firstly, it is not possible to access the old payment method. You will have to go with the one that is available in your new country. Once you swap, you can’t even use the Google Play balance of the old country, including gift cards or collected Google Opinion Rewards. Other than this, it is allowed to change the country in Google Play Store only once in a year. If you wish to change the country that you used earlier, you need to visit the same menu that you used more previously for changing country.

Hence, change the country in the Google Play Store only if you are moving there for a year. A tricky way of changing the country region is through VPN also. But, there are chances that you might get locked outside your specific zone for a while in the Play Store, and it will be more painful for you. The best solution will be to try the ideal alternatives available for Google Play in the market. A few best options include Amazon Appstore, F-Droid, SlideME, and Humble Bundle. These alternative app stores are destined to make things easier for you!

Source :- http://1mcafee.uk/blog/how-to-update-region-country-on-google-play-store/

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Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

MIA DAVIS

Firmware is a software data that is kept in the storage of a hardware device. It works as a guiding medium and gives instructions to the hardware devices. Updating the firmware of an Xbox One Controller is easy, you can update it right from your controller. Also, you can do it through your Windows PC and by using a Micro USB cable. Here all the three methods are given to update the Xbox controller’s firmware. Read and choose the way you find easy and straightforward.

How to Update Xbox One Controller Firmware (Wirelessly)

Check that either your controller update wirelessly:

All the recent Xbox One controllers are wireless. You can connect it with your Xbox One console wirelessly. If you’re using your controller wirelessly, then you can update it wirelessly too. Here is how to update an Xbox One controller right from your console.

Note: Updating process may take time, so charge your controller fully before you start updating it.

1.    Start your Xbox One console and log in to Xbox Live.

2.    Now, open the guide by pressing the ‘Xbox’ button on your controller.

3.    Go to the ‘System.’

4.    And then select ‘Settings.’

5.    Open ‘Kinect & devices’ from the settings menu. It is at the center of the left-hand side menu.

6.    Then select ‘Devices & accessories’ under Kinect & devices.

7.    On the Xbox Accessories screen you’ll see a picture of the controller, here click on the ‘Three dotted’ button near the bottom. This opens a more options menu at the left side of the screen.

8.    Click the ‘Firmware version’ option at the top.

9.    Wait and then click on the ‘Update now’ button. If you don’t see this button or view a message says that “no update available” it means your controller is already updated. The updating process will start; you can check the progress on the screen.

10.    When the update process completes, you’ll see the ‘Close’ button, click on it.

Your Xbox One controller is updated.

How to Update Xbox One Controller Firmware via USB cable

If you don’t have a wireless controller or for any reason it fails to update wirelessly, then you can try it connecting with Micro USB cable.

1.    Start your Xbox One console and log in to Xbox Live.

2.    Press ‘Xbox’ button.

3.    Go to ‘System.’

4.    Then select ‘Settings.’

5.    Open ‘Kinect & devices’ from the settings menu.

6.    Then select ‘Devices & accessories’ under Kinect & devices.

7.    Click on the ‘Three dotted’ button near the bottom. This opens a more options menu at the left side of the screen.

8.    Click the ‘Firmware version’ option at the top.

9.    Wait and then click on the ‘Update now’ button.

11.    When the update process completes, you’ll see the ‘Close’ button, click on it.

Your Xbox One controller is updated.

How to Update Xbox One Controller Firmware via Windows 10 PC

Maybe you know or not that you can use Xbox One controller on your Windows PC also. You can connect it with any Windows 10 PC via Xbox wireless adapter, Bluetooth, and through a USB cable. As it is designed to work with Windows, you can update with your Windows 10 PC. Here is how to update an Xbox One controller from Windows 10 PC.

Note: You can only update your controller’s firmware with the computer running on Windows 10.

1.    Start your ‘Windows 10’ computer.

2.    Open ‘Microsoft Store.’

3.    Search for ‘Xbox Accessories.’

4.    And download and install the ‘Xbox Accessories’ on your computer.

5.    Open the ‘Xbox Accessories’ app.

6.    Now, connect the Xbox One controller to the computer. You can join it by using a USB cable or connect it wirelessly via Xbox Wireless adapter.

7.    You may see an update message as you connect your controller. If the message doesn’t appear then open ‘Guide’ > System > Settings > Kinect & devices > Devices & accessories > more options > Firmware version.

8.    Click ‘Continue’.

9.    When the update process completes, you’ll see the ‘Close’ button, click on it.

Your Xbox One controller is updated.

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-update-firmware-on-your-xbox-one-controller/

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