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This article is for those who are facing the “Cannot Get Mail” error on their iPhone and iPad; there is a different method to fix this problem. This error occurs when the iPhone or iPad users try to open a new email from the server of Microsoft Exchange. You can fix this problem by following the instructions mentioned in this article.

Source url:- http://mcafee-activate-fast.com/how-to-fix-cannot-get-mail-error-on-your-iphone-and-ipad/

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Many users are noticing that Windows is reporting wrong hard disk free space. Most users have noticed this once they have compared the folder size in Windows with the folder size after choosing the files in the hard disk. If you are facing this issue, then follow the steps mentioned below to fix it.

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Here’s How to Fix Windows Reporting Wrong Hard Disk Free Space Error

•    Delete All Old System Restore Points

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together to launch the Run prompt box.

2.    After that, enter “control” in the search bar.

3.    Click on the Enter option to launch the Control Panel window.

4.    After opening the Control Panel window, start using the search bar located in the upper right-hand side of the display to find the “system” option.

5.    Press the Enter button to find and press on the System option by going to the menu list of the results displayed on the screen.

6.    Press on the System Protection option given in the System option which resembles a vertical symbol provided on the left-hand side of the display.

7.    Now, the System Properties window gets open on the desktop.

8.    Ensure that you turn on the System Protection option.

9.    Go down to Protection Settings menu located in the System Protection option.

10.    Choose the Windows drive and after that, press on the Configure option.

11.    Slide down to the Disk Space Usage option after opening the System Protection window.

12.    You should limit the Max Usage over 10%.

13.    In case you have 1 TB HDD, then it is enough.

14.    Press on the option linked with the Delete all restore points to empty the storage which you have recently used through the System Restore.

15.    Press on the Apply option.

16.    After that, start the system to save the changes you have made.

17.    In case this method does not fix Windows reporting wrong hard disk free space error, then follow any other method listed in this article.

•    Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter in Windows

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together to launch the Run prompt box.

2.    After that, enter “control” in the search box.

3.    Click on the Enter button for opening the Control panel window.

4.    Enter “troubleshooter” in the search bar when you are on the Control Panel window.

5.    Press on the Troubleshooter by going to the results menu after finding it.

6.    Press on the System and Security option provided in the Troubleshooting window.

7.    After that, you need to right-click on the option “System Maintenance” located in the System and Security troubleshoot problems window.

8.    Select the Run as Administrator option by going to the pop-up box.

9.    Press on the Advanced option given in the System Maintenance window.

10.    You should check the box linked with the Apply repairs automatically option.

11.    After that, press on the Next option.

12.    After completing the procedure, start the system again and check in case this problem is solved.

•    Delete the “rogue” trash bin file

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together for opening the Run pop-up box.

2.    Enter cmd in the search field.

3.    Click on the Control +Shift +Enter keys together to launch the Command prompt window.

4.    After opening the Command Prompt, enter the command which is mentioned below:

rd /S “$RECYCLE.BIN.”

5. Enter the Y alphabet and after that, click on the Enter option.

6. After completing the procedure, you can exit from the Command Prompt window.

7. Start the system again to save the changes you have made.

Source : https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-fix-windows-reporting-wrong-hard-disk-free-space/

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

You can use Google Docs the same way you use Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc., but all the documents will get stored in Google Drive. You can access these documents anytime through any device in the future. Learn how to create Flowcharts in Google Docs.

Steps to Create Flowcharts in Google Docs Manually

•    Go to Google Docs.

•    Make a new file on Google Docs.

•    Choose the Insert option.

•    After that, move the mouse above the Drawing option.

•    Then, choose the +New option.

•    Now, you will get a new window on the screen.

•    Press on the Shape symbol.

•    Select any object for adding into the flowcharts in Google Docs.

•    You need to follow the same procedure if you want to add a particular object to flowcharts in Google Docs.

•    Start copying and pasting the shape which you have drawn to ensure that each flowchart is in the same size.

•    After placing all the items, select the lines, curves, or arrows to pair the objects.

•    You need to start adding a text to the flow chart in case you have the requirement of it.

•    Start using the tools which are available now to modify the flowchart in Google Docs.

•    Press on the Save and Close option to get the flowchart in Google Docs.

•    You can start adding the flowchart in whatever time by clicking twice on it.

•    This is a very simple procedure to create flowcharts in Google Docs, but it becomes difficult when you have to make a sprawling or flowchart with many objects.

The Drawbacks of Making Flowcharts in Google Drawings

•    You have to edit all the shape separately.

•    You have to press three times for drawing lines.

•    In case you are not satisfied with the shapes provided in the library, then it will become difficult for you for using the shapes from any other platform.

•    You will not get any option for saving the flowcharts in Google Docs.

•    The only thing you can do is start copying them to any other docs, but you cannot store the flowcharts to slides and sheets.

Steps to Create Flowcharts in Google Docs Through Lucidchart

•    You can create a shape in Google Docs.

•    Pair the shape with lines without going back to the taskbar.

•    The diagrams which you have been created gets stored as stand-alone documents so that you can use it in your future.

•    Search for the various shapes and flowcharts which are available now in the Google Docs.

•    You can use many options so that your flowchart looks unique.

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-create-flowcharts-in-google-docs/

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.

MIA DAVIS

Updates are useful, sometimes they fix issues and sometimes boost the performance. If you’re connecting a second display to your computer, but Windows does not recognize it even when the connection, cables, and everything is correct, then possibly the trouble is in the drivers. A buggy, corrupted, or outdated driver can prevent the PC from recognizing your second monitor. This issue can be resolved easily by updating or reinstalling the installed drivers. Updating the drivers will not only recognize your second monitor but also fix other problems with displays. Here is how to update the drivers for a display connected to Windows 10 PC.

You can install the driver’s update from the Device Manager as well as from the manufacturer control panel.

How to update the graphics drivers on Windows 10 from Device Manager

It is the most natural way of updating the drivers in Microsoft Windows 10. Follow the steps given here to update the drivers on your PC.

1.    Bring up the ‘Start’ menu.

2.    Type “device manager.”

3.    Select the top result and press enter or just click on it. Device Manager Window will come up on the screen.

4.     Now, find the ‘Display adapters’ in the left options and double click it to expand. You will see the monitor connected to your PC in the expanded menu.

5.    Right click on display (adapter) and click the first option ‘Update Driver.’

6.    Then, click on ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ on the next screen. You can select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ to install the drivers stored in your PC or from a CD.

7.    Wait and restart your computer, when prompted.

Windows will automatically search, download, and install the latest driver, if available. Once you update the drivers, it will resolve most of the issues you’re meeting with your monitor(s).

How to update the graphics drivers from the manufacturer control panel

However, the Windows Update is the simplest way to update the graphics driver, but it’s not necessary they are most recent. If you want to install the most recent versions of the drivers for your video card, then you’ll find them on the manufacturer (Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD) website. Here is how.

1.    Make sure your Windows 10 PC has an internet connection.

2.    Use a web browser to visit the control panel of your video card.

For Intel, visit https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/80939/Graphics-Drivers .

For NVIDIA, visit https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx.

For AMD, visit https://www.amd.com/en/support.

3.    When you’re on the page, click the ‘Download or Download Now’ button. Before this, you have to select the version.

4.    After downloading the driver’s installer file, double click it to run and install.

5.    Then, follow the screen instructions to complete the installation.

Once the graphics driver update, it will resolve most of the issues you’re meeting with your monitor(s).

Don’t know about your graphics card and driver’s version?

1.    Bring up the ‘Start’ menu.

2.    Type “system information.”

3.    Select the top result and press enter or just click on it. System Information Window will come up on the screen.

4.    Now, look for ‘Components’ in the left options and double click it to expand.

5.    Then click on ‘Display.’

Here is your graphics card model next to Adapter Type and Driver Version.


Source:- https://miadavisdotblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/how-to-update-the-drivers-for-a-display-connected-to-windows-10-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.

avawilliams
The local device name is already in use” issue is faced by those users who use the network-based systems regularly. This error occurs when users try to open the network drive. If you are one of them, then follow the instructions mentioned below to fix this error.

 Source url:- https://activate-macfee.com/how-to-fix-the-local-device-name-is-already-in-use/

karenminton

Windows 10 has many handy features. Because of the interconnection, you will face the Windows search bar not working issue. This a minor problem which you can fix by starting your system again. But in case you are still facing this issue after restarting your system, then follow some of the other methods which are mentioned below.

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Steps to Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working by Restarting the Cortana Process

•    You need to right-click on the toolbar.

•    Otherwise, keep pressing on the touchscreen device.

•    Press on the Task Manager option by going to the menu list.

•    Open the Processes option.

•    Choose the “Task Manager” option, and it will open as the default option.

•    In case it is not, then you will get an option on the upper left-hand side of the display.

•    Ensure that you choose the More details option located at the end of the display.

•    Search for the Cortana below the processes option.

•    You need to right-click on the option.

•    After that, press on the End task button.

•    This procedure will disable the Cortana for a few seconds.

•    Then, you need to start the system again.

Steps to Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working by Re-Registering Cortana

•    Go to the File Explorer menu. It resembles a folder symbol which is generally on the toolbar.

•    Open the option mentioned below:

C:Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

•    Search for the file which is named as ‘powershell.exe.’

•    You need to right-click on the file.

•    Choose the “Run as Administrator’ option.

•    Start copying the code which is mentioned below:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |  For each {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

•    Click on the Enter button.

•    Exit the PowerShell window.

•    Start the computer again.

Steps to Fix Windows Search Service

•    Click on the Windows and R keys together on the system keyboard for opening the Run menu.

•    Additionally, right-click on the Start option.

•    After that, press on the Run option.

•    Enter ‘services.msc’ in the search box.

•    Click on the OK button.

•    Search for the Windows Search option located on the menu list.

•    Go through the Status section.

•    In case it indicates ‘Running,’ then this means everything is working properly.

•    In case it is showing the black window, then you need to start it manually.

•    You have to right-click on the Windows Search feature.

•    Choose the Properties option.

•    Now, you will get a new window on display.

•    Change the Startup type option to Automatic.

•    Click on the Start option.

•    Click on the OK button.

Steps to Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working by Running System File Checker

•    You have to right-click on the Start option.

•    Choose the Run option.

•    Enter ‘cmd’ in the provided field.

•    Click on the OK button.

•    Enter sfc/scannow.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    Let the tool to complete its scanning process.

•    Check whether you have fixed the Windows search bar is not working issue.

Source :- http://1mcafee.uk/blog/how-to-fix-windows-search-bar-not-working/

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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.

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Showbox is the best third party app for watching movies and TV shows. It allows you to watch the latest movies and TV shows for free. This app is the best alternative to Terrarium TV. The content is regularly updated on this app. The video quality it provides is SD, HD, and Full HD. This app is designed only for Android users. So, it is not optimized for a TV, but with mouse it works perfectly. This app is not available on the Amazon App Store. So the installation process can be a bit complicated, but I am making it easy for you. So let’s get started.

 

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Configure Your Fire TV Stick

You need to tweak a small setting in your Fire TV Stick:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Hit the “Device.”
  3. Now choose “Developer Options.”
  4. Press the “app from unknown sources” and turn it ON.
  5. It will ask for confirmation, hit the “Turn On” button to enable this setting.

Now your device can install third-party apps.

Install a Third Party App Store on Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon app store does not allow you to install third-party apps, which makes it very limited with only Amazon trusted apps such as YouTube. But we can use a third party app store to download third-party apps. So before you download the Showbox on your TV, you have to download the Aptoide app store on your Fire TV.

To download Aptoide app store in your Fire TV Stick, you can watch a YouTube tutorial video.

How to Download Showbox in Amazon Fire TV Stick Using a Third party app store?

While using a third party app on any device, it is always recommended to use an excellent VPN service to browse anonymously.

After successfully download  Aptoide app store in your device, you can easily use any third party app, including Showbox.

  1. Open Aptoide app on your TV.
  2. Scroll down and look for the Showbox app.
  3. If you didn’t find Showbox app in the app store, then you can search for it.
  4. Now click on the Showbox app.
  5. Hit the install button.
  6. You will see a warning popup saying that this may not work on your Fire TV Stick. Tap OK to Ignore it because we will use a mouse to navigate the app.
  7. Wait until the download process is done.
  8. Now, after download, you will see an installation wizard. Navigate to the bottom and then press Next button.
  9. Hit the install button.
  10. Wait until the process is done. Now you will see that the app is installed.
  11. Click the Open button to open the Showbox free movie app on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Congratulations, you have made it. Enjoy watching several free movies and TV shows.

Source :- https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-install-showbox-on-amazon-fire-tv-stick/

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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

If you want to share photos or any content from iPhone to iPad, then you can easily share it. If you are using more than one device, then here are some steps that you can use to transfer your photos.

Through iCloud

Here is the process of using iCloud to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can go to your iPhone Settings.

•    After that, you have to sign up on your iPhone. Type your Apple ID and password in the top of the Settings menu.

•    Click on iCloud.

•    Then click on Photos.

•    Switch the toggle of “iCloud Photo Library,” and it will turn green.

•    Then switch the toggle of “Upload to my Photo Stream, and it will also turn green.

•    After that, Launch your iPad Settings.

•    Now you can sign up with your Apple ID in the Settings menu of your iPad.

•    Click on iCloud.

•    Now, click on the Photos.

•    Then switch the toggle of “iCloud Photo Library” option, and it will turn green.

•    Now, click on the Home button and select the photos app.

•    Click on Albums.

•    Hit on “All Photos,” and then your iPhone and iPad will sync with iCloud.

Through AirDrop

Here is the process of using AirDrop to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can swipe up and launch the Control Center on your iPad.

•    Then click on AirDrop.

•    Click on Contacts Only.

•    Now you can select the Photos app icon on your iPhone.

•    Then click on Albums.

•    Hit on “All Photos.”

•    After that, you can choose a photo.

•    And click the “Share” button.

•    You can choose additional photos to share multiple photos.

•    Click on the name of your iPad.

•    Now, you can see the photos on your iPad.

Through Email

Here is the process of using email to share photos from iPhone to iPad. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you can click the photos app on your iPhone.

•    Choose a photo which you want to share.

•    Then click on the Share button.

•    You can also select multiple photos to share.

•    Then click on Mail option.

•    After that type your own email ID.

•    Then click on Send.

•    Now select the Mail app on your iPad.

•    Click on the email message from yourself.

•    Then long press on a photo and click on “Save Image.”

SOURCE:- http://macfee-activate.com/how-to-share-photos-from-iphone-to-ipad/

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.

MIA DAVIS

Gz folder consists of compressed gzip files which require to be decompressed in order to be accessed. It can be done using different programs. If you are looking for means to decompress your Gz files for your Windows or Mac computer, then refer to the steps mentioned below.

Steps for Windows Computer

  • First, install the “7-Zip” software on your Windows computer. It is an open source software so you can use it for free.
  • Once completing your 7-Zip download, users will have to launch “Start Menu” by hitting the “Win” key from their keyboard.
  • Now select the “Open File Explorer” option and then launch the folder which has the Gz folder stored by browsing through system folders.
  • After that, choose the “Home” button from the upper left corner of your screen.
  • Then users will have to select the “Copy path” option from the “Clipboard” panel.
  • Now users will have to choose the 7-Zip icon, which is similar to black and white “7z”.
  • After that, choose the “7-Zip address bar” which is adjacent to the 7-Zip window.
  • Then use the “Ctrl + V” to place the directory of the Gz folder inside the address bar after that hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Doing so will redirect you to the contents of the Gz folder.
  • Now choose the folder logo from the upper left corner. This would select all the files that you wish to decompress.
  • Then users will have to select the “Extract” option and after that, choose the location where they wish to save the extracted files.
  • Now select the “OK” option to initiate the conversion process.

By going through the steps mentioned above, an individual can easily extract their Gz files and view them on their Windows computer. If you are looking for some means to convert Gz files on your Mac computer, then you can refer to the steps mentioned below.

Steps for Mac Computer

  • Users will first have to download the “Unarchiver” application from the App Store and install it on to their Mac system.
  • Now launch the Unarchiver app by using the spotlight application from your device.
  • Then select the “Archive Formats” button from the upper side of the Unarchiver panel.
  • After that users will have to mark the “Gzip File” and “Gzip Tar Archive” checkbox.
  • Now launch the “Finder” app from the Dock of your Mac.
  • Then head to the targeted Gz folder that you wish to decompress.
  • After that, the user will have to select the designated location where they wish to save their extracted files.
  • Finally, choose the “Extract” button from the lower left corner.

By following the steps mentioned above, a user can ascertain safe and proper extraction of Gz files for viewing on Mac. Hopefully, users will now be able to decompress their Gz extension folders on their Windows and Mac computers. 

Source:- http://en-mcafee.com/how-to-decompress-gz-files-on-windows-and-mac/

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

Most of the users do not know what DNS is and how to change the settings for it. Don’t worry, in this article, you’ll get to know all about it. Every time when you sign up for the internet access, your device will assign with required network settings, including DNS address. This setting enables you to access the internet, the sites you open, online services you use, the files you download, and all use these settings. Though, the DNS server you’re using may not be very secure, or slower. You can always change the settings to use a more secure and reliable DNS server. In Windows 10, you can access the DNS Settings from three simple ways and also edit from there. So, if you also want to change the DNS settings in your Windows 10 computer, use the given methods.

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Note: Changing the DNS settings is not as complicated as installing a new operating system. But, before you edit it, save the settings your device currently using. This will work as a backup, in case something goes wrong or doesn’t work at that time you’ll have a way to come back.

How to access and change DNS Settings in Windows 10 through Command Prompt

If you like to use the commands, then this method is for you. However, you have two more ways to edit DNS settings. If you don’t want to use commands or find it difficult, you can use them.

1.    Launch ‘Start.’

2.    Type ‘command prompt’ in the search and press ‘Enter.’

3.    Right click on the first result.

4.    Then click ‘Run as administrator.’

5.    You’ll see command prompt windows on the screen, and now you’ve to enter the commands.

6.    Type “netsh” and press ‘Enter’ to edit the network settings.

7.    Type “interface show interface” and press ‘Enter’ to check the title of the network adapter. Note down the network adapter name you’ll need to enter it in the next command.

8.    Now, type “interface ip set dns name= “ADAPTER-NAME ” source=”static” address=”X.X.X.X” and press ‘Enter’. Make sure to change the ADAPTER-NAME with the network adapter name you see above (in Step 7), and X.X.X.X with the IP address you’d like to use.

9.    After that, type “interface ip add dns name=”ADAPTER-NAME” addr=”X.X.X.X” index=2″ and press ‘Enter’ this will add the alternative IP address. Remember to change the information in command with the settings you want to use.

10.    You can repeat the complete procedure to add more DNS server. Just increase the index number by 1 for each new DNS address.

Once complete all the settings, your Windows 10 system will now use the new DNS server you’ve set.

How to access and change DNS Settings in Windows 10 through Settings

Possibly, most of you find the above method little complex. Truly, it is complicated, and people make many mistakes in it. Leave it! Follow these steps.

1.    Go to the ‘Network & Internet’ section in Settings.

2.    Then click on your connection – Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

3.    Select your network connection.

4.    Click on the ‘Edit’ button under ‘IP settings.’ It is at the middle of the page and opens a small window Edit IP settings on the screen.

5.    Now, click the top box and select ‘Manual.’

6.    Then click the ‘IPv4’ switch and turn it on.

7.    Enter the ‘Preferred DNS’ address and ‘Alternate DNS’ address you want to use.

8.    Click the ‘Save’ button.

9.    Quit all the programs and windows.

10.    And restart the computer.

Once your computer restarts, all the changes will come into effect. Now, browse the internet with new settings.

How to access and change DNS Settings in Windows 10 through Control Panel

You can also use the Control Panel to edit DNS settings; here is how.

1.    Open ‘Network and Internet’ settings in Control Panel.

2.    Under it, click on the ‘Network and Sharing Center.’

3.    Then in the left panel, click ‘Change adapter settings.’

4.    Now, right click on your connection – Ethernet or Wi-Fi and click ‘Properties’.

5.    Scroll down in the items box and select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’.

6.    Next, click the ‘Properties’ button.

7.    Click the radio button of ‘Use the following DNS server address.’

8.    Enter the ‘Preferred DNS server’ and Alternate DNS server you want to use.

9.    Click ‘OK.’

10.    And click ‘Close.’

Finish! Now, browse more securely with your DNS server.

Source :- https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-access-and-change-dns-settings-in-windows-10-pc/

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