Few steps to connect laptop to my Smart TV

There may be times when you would want to show a funny video to your friends and family on the larger screen of a Smart TV. But what happens when the video is available on your laptop? If you don’t know how to connect your laptop to the TV, then we are offering some tips that you need to know about connecting your portable laptop, phone or tablet to your TV.

By connecting it wirelessly

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If your flat-screen TV is a smart model with support for DLNA media streaming, then you can send films, photos and other media files directly to it without any hardware. Simply find the right app on your TV to get the content.

You will then require an appropriate app for laptop/mobile that permits you to send or stream content using DLNA. There are simple solutions like ALLCast for iOS and Android. This lets you display locally stored media as well as media hosted on other local DLNA servers, or in the cloud via support services that include Dropbox, Google Drive and Instagram.

You can also operate a VPN, or virtual private network, to encrypt your connection and stream content from anywhere in the world. ExpressVPN, for example, provides for Mac, PC, and Linux apps.

A wireless device to mirror display

You don’t require a smart TV model to mirror your device’s screen on your TV. You can achieve the same effect by purchasing a smart box. There are options here, both of which connect into your TV via an HDMI port.

If you’re operating within the Apple ecosystem, then the Apple TV 4K lets you stream media as well as mirror your Mac or iOS mobile’s display on the big screen.

Optionally, Google’s Chromecast is inexpensive and works in many devices-Windows, Linux and Android, as well as Mac and iOS. You can play media files from your device using a range of supported apps. Chromecast also works on laptops via the Chrome web browser and Google Cast add-in. When it is installed, press the Cast button to the right of the address bar to choose what to cast and where to cast it.

Physically connect laptop to my TV

You need an HDMI cord to connect the laptop to TV as it supports both audio and video

Connect my Mac TV

The MacBook models need a USB Type-C adapter to connect them to your TV. Apple gives a Digital AV Multiport Adapter, but in case you want a simple USB-C to HDMI connection at high definition quality, you can make do with a cheaper Anker USB-C to HDMI Adaptor.

Display the content when laptop is connected to TV

Sharing your laptop to your TV with the right cord is only half the battle. You also have to switch your TV to the correct input, plus setting your laptop or Mac to re-route its display through the TV. This may be done by default, but if it doesn’t you will have to configure the screen through the manual method.

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

 

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How to Change the Display Color in Word

Previously Microsoft offered its users with the option of setting a background color wholly dedicated to the background display. By this feature, a user could change his background to any desired color without worrying about it getting printed.

Previously users used to change their text color to white and background to red or blue which provided better visuals for the user to operate with much ease. And while you printed the finished document, the changed colors would revert to normal.

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Although after 2002 versions of Microsoft Word, this feature was dissolved, you can still change the background color of your documents with keeping in mind that those changed backgrounds and text colors will also appear in the printout.

If you are going to present a digital presentation for your meeting or assignment you should not be hesitant in applying different background colors and make your presentation much more eye-pleasing and presentable.

Changing background color for Microsoft Word

You can apply a variety of colors to your Word document to make it more pleasing to the eyes. Follow the given steps to set a background for your Word file.

  1. Head to the “Design” tab.
  2. Select the “Page color” option to access the color palette.
  3. Select your desired color from “Standard colors” or “Theme Colors” but if you are looking for setting custom colors select the “More color” option.
  4. Choose “No color” option from the page color panel to remove a color from your page.

Microsoft Word doesn’t limit you for using only solid colors; you can also apply pictures, patterns and textures. If you want to include any of such properties to your Word file, you have to select “Fill effects” and choose from any of the options like Texture, Gradient or pattern and click apply.

 Changing Text Color for Microsoft Word

If you are looking to lay emphasis on a certain line or paragraph from your other content or to attract the viewer’s attention onto a particular phrase, you can do so by changing the color of that specific text and make it appear more dynamic. To apply different text color to your document, then follow the steps given below.

  1. Select your desired text that you want to change with different color.
  2. Head to the “Home” tab and select the “Font color” drop-down icon to open the font color menu.
  3. Hover your mouse over various colors to check the preview of the text selected.
  4. You can select any additional colors from the “More colors” option that you prefer. After selecting the desired color, press the “Apply” button to confirm it.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: https://my-notron.com/how-to-change-the-display-color-in-word/

How to change Google Docs Default Formatting Settings

Google Docs provides its user with default settings which are applied to every new document you create. Considerably these settings include font style, text color, line breaks and much more.

Although you can change these settings at any point of time while creating your document, if you have some preferred settings which you have to apply whenever you create a new document manually, it can become quite a time consuming and monotonous task.

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In such a situation, what you can do is change the default settings of Google Docs to your preferred settings and make them applicable every time you create a new document.

 By doing this, you can get rid of changing the settings like font style, background color or font size to your preferred ones, which can save a lot of your time and energy for accomplishing your project.

It could be possible that after changing your default settings, you might want to alter some text or change the font style; well you don’t need to panic due to such situations as you can adjust any required settings at any point of time even after changing the default settings.

So, if you want to change your default settings for your Google Docs, follow the steps below to do so.

  1. Open a document file in your Google Docs.
  2. Select the text which you want to change by highlighting it.
  3. Now change any required settings like font size, background or line break from the box above.
  4. Now select the “Format” option.
  5. Now in the format window head to “Paragraph styles” option.
  6. Now you have to choose the option “Normal text” and then select “Update normal text to match”.
  7. Hit the format button and select “Paragraph style” option.
  8. Now select the “Options” button.
  9. And now select the “Save as my default style” option.

You can also change the default settings for various other tools like shading, titles, borders and headings to make them appear much more presentable and according to your preference.

If you are looking for means to optimize such settings, you can follow the same steps above. All you require to do is skip the “Paragraph style” option after you select “Format” and choose any other settings you wish to change.

You can easily apply your new default settings by following the steps above but in future, if you may wish to choose some other font or backgrounds for your document you can easily do so by the edit tools available, or you can also change the default settings again by following the same steps.  You can also “Reset” the original default settings of Google Docs by simply choosing the “Format” option and selecting “Options” and then selecting the ”Reset style” option.

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

Source: https://offiicecomms.com/how-to-change-google-docs-default-formatting-settings/

 

Google Assistant to Soon Provide Proactive Notifications Regarding Flight Delays

Those who travel by air frequently understand and know that a number of flight delays happen because of the airplane getting stuck at some other place or due to the weather of the destination or arrival airport not being good. If you are one amongst the frequent fliers, then you must know how to check the flight status. Well, you must also be aware that when the crew at the airport tells you that the flight will be on time, they are not always telling the truth.

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However, not everybody flies often, and not everyone is a fan of browsing websites to check the flight status on the internet. If you are one of those, then you will be delighted to learn that Google has made an announcement that the Assistant will, in the days to come, be able to give proactive notifications on the phones when its algorithms foretell that the flight shall be delayed. This new addition shall be released soon and will be available for everyone in a coming couple of weeks.

The tech-giant is preparing to launch this new functionality for its Assistant. With this feature, the users will get a larger picture of whether their flights will be late. Since the holiday season is here, this feature is going to be very useful. While Google already gives such flight predictions via Google Flight, now the users can simply ask the digital voice assistant if their flight is on time.

A blend of machine learning along with the history of the flight’s status is used for making the predictions. According to Google, these flight delay predictions are around eighty-five percent accurate. Assistant will also offer the cause for the late arrival, in certain circumstances.

There are many online platforms that notify users when the flights are delayed, but Assistant is the first one to predict flight delays. For instance, Apple sends push notifications if the users have an online boarding pass in their Wallets. A majority of airline carriers give notifications via their applications, text messages, emails, or calls. The distinction between the Assistant’s predictions and notifications by airline carriers and other online service is that the Assistant gives these predictions before such delays are announced by the airlines.

Google also reminded users that when people are traveling to an unknown place, then they can take assistance of Google Maps. If they swipe their finger upwards from the Explore section at the lower side of the screen, they will be able to see a list of all the interesting places to see, restaurants to dine at, and a lot more.

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

Source: https://usofficesetup.com/google-assistant/

Fortnite: Guide to Link Accounts & Cross-play on PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch

Cross-play comes on every single platform, also in PS4, permitting everyone to play with each other in “Fortnite: Battle Royal.” Once you download the latest update, cross-play is unlocked. For this, you need to link accounts and add friends. You have to share your account progression for playing with people on other platforms. If you want to play on a computer, then you have to swap to the Nintendo Switch. Now you can play and retain all your account progress across every platform.

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For long, Sony denied permitting cross-play with other consoles on their system. However, Nintendo permitted cross-play on the Switch and it is a wonderful development for the slow-paced company. For enabling cross-play and sharing your XP progress and unlocking across multiple platforms, you will require to connecting your accounts through an Epic online account.

Here are the steps to follow for linking your console account:

  1. Log in to your account on the official site of Epic.

When you are logged in, then you require to linking your Epic account with your console ID (PSN ID, Nintendo Switch Online ID, or Xbox Live ID). It is possible that all your console accounts can be linked to a single Epic account.

  • Choose which account is your primary or secondary account.

Your Primary account consists all the account progression and customization that you want to keep whereas Secondary account is one which you don’t care much comparatively.

  • Separately Log in with your different console accounts.

Connect each console account through the login on the official site of Epic.

  • Unlink the Secondary console accounts.

It sounds surprising! But yes, you have to link them first then unlink them.

Visit the “Account pull-down” from your secondary console account, then visit the “Connected Accounts tab.” Unlink console account from the console ID.

  • Link your Secondary console account to your Epic account that is connected with your Primary account.

Visit the “Account pull-down” again then choose “Connect”from the connected accounts tab to link an ID from the console that you just delinked now.

  • That’s it! You can link your console account much more comfortable with the help of the account merger tool.

Now you need to add friends to your primary Epic account after re-linking and de-linking the console accounts.Adding friends to your primary Epic accounts will permit you to play with added friends on any platform. The Epic Launcher can only add friends on computer or handheld devices. When you have added friends, you can enjoy in an in-game lobby. Enjoy it with friends from different platforms, and you will match make with players on your friend’s platform.

When you have linked console accounts and added friends, then you will be able to cross-play and match make with different platforms.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: https://my-notron.com/fortnite-guide-to-link-accounts-cross-play-on-pc-ps4-xbox-one-switch/

Fix: Windows Modules Installer Worker Windows 10 High CPU & Disk Usage Issue

This Windows Modules Installer Worker or WMIW often occurs with the Windows 10/8/7 operating system. It is an unexplained High Disk usage which sometimes freezes all other processes of the system. In some cases, by checking the Task Manager, users found that the Windows Modules Installer Worker Disk and CPU are very much high, and sometimes it is more than 50%.

However, the Windows Modules Installer Worker or WMIW always works to check the Windows server and installs them on your computer system. And this process might cause load on the computer system and push the disk usage to 100%, therefore freezing and hanging all other processes. Usually, the WMIW is a service which takes cares of all the automatically installing Windows Update. Thus, the WMIW is a system process that enables the automatic installation, modifications, and also removal of the Windows updates and optional components.

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Since WMIW continuously runs in the background of the program, but sometime it might utilize the high CPU or disk usage when installing or uninstalling the Windows Updates. But if frequently using the high CPU then the Windows Installer Worker might have become unresponsive while checking for some new updates. As a result of this, you might be facing many issues like lags, hang or freeze the system.

Whenever users are facing lagging or freezing issues on their system, then they immediately restart their system but usually this type of strategies not work. Below we provide you with a few simple steps to fix this WMIW error.

Steps to Fix Windows Modules Installer Worker Windows 10 High CPU Usage Issue

As we above discussed that the WMIW is an essential service and it should not be disabled.It is not a virus or malware, and even you cannot delete this service from your PC. So here are a few simple steps which will guide you in solving this issue. But we advise you to follow these steps in ascending order to avoid trouble. Here how to fix it:

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Click Windows + I keys together toopen Settings tab.
  2. Next, click on the Update &Security icon.
  3. Now, from the left corner menu choose Troubleshoot option.
  4. Then, in the “Get up and running”section, click on the Windows update option.
  5. After it, click on the “Run the trouble shooter” appears under the Windows update.

Let the troubleshooter run, and after that,it will automatically fix all the issues found with the Windows Update.

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

Source: https://offiicecomms.com/fix-windows-modules-installer-worker-windows-10-high-cpu-disk-usage-issue/

How to Block an Email Address on iPhone from Yahoo Mail and Outlook

In this article, we are going to learn how we can prevent emails from a particular email address to appear in your iPhone’s Mail app. So, let’s check out the steps for blocking email addresses on iOs device.

Yahoo Mail

  1. Visit Yahoo – Type https://mail.yahoo.com/ from your computer’s web browser.

Now input your email address and password if you’re signed in

  1. Press Settings – By clicking on it, a drop-down menu will appear.

In case you haven’t used the new version of the Yahoo inbox, you have to tick in the blue button which says “One click away from your upgraded mailbox” on the left part of the page.

  1. Press “More Settings”- By clicking on it will launch the settings page.
  2. Press “Security and Privacy”
  3. Press “+ Add” – Find this at the right side of the “Blocked Addresses” heading in the “Security and Privacy” category.
  4. Input an email address – Write the email address that you wish to block into the “Address” box in the top right side of the page.
  5. Press “Save” – By clicking it will add the email address to your Yahoo inbox block list, which will stop future messages from the email address from reaching to your Yahoo inbox on any device including your iPhone.

Yahoo Mail and Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

  1. Visit the site http://www.outlook.com in your computer’s web browser, now input your email address and password.

Outlook also consists of Hotmail and Live accounts.

  1. Press Settings – Once you click on the Setting button, a drop-down menu prompts.
  2. Pull down and press “View full settings” – When you click the link at the lower part of the drop-down menu, your Settings will open.
  3. Press “ Mail” box – You find this on the left side of the window.
  4. Press “Junk email.”
  5. Input an email – Type an email you want to block
  6. Press “Add” – This button you’ll find to the right of the email address box and this will add the email address to the block list.
  7. Press “Save” – By clicking on it will save your changes and stops any future email from the blocked email address from outreach any of your Outlook inboxes including your iPhone.

Harry Williams 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 Block an Email Address on iPhone from Gmail and iCloud

In this article, we are going to teach you how you can prevent emails from a particular email address to appear in your iPhone’s Mail app. You can’t block email addresses from within the Mail app or any other email app for the iOS, and if you block any email addresses from your inbox on your computer, it will be blocked from the iPhone as well.

Gmail

  1. Visit your Gmail – Type http://www.gmail.com from your computer’s web browser, you’ll go to your inbox if you’re logged in.

-In case you are not signed in, enter your email address and password before start anything.

  1. Select an email you want to block – Scroll down within your inbox until you find that particular email that you want to prevent Press on it when you see it.

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– You can also write the name associated with the email address into the search of the inbox to search for emails from the applicable contact.

  1. Press the down arrow – this button you will find in the right corner of the already open email. A Drop down menu will show.
  2. Press Block “[Name]” – This box you will find in the drop-down menu. The Name now will be replaced by the name of the sender.

For example, to block emails from Team Foundation, you have to press Block “Team Foundation”.

5.Press “ Block” when it prompts – This button you’ll find in the pop-up menu and by clicking will add the email address to your Gmail accounts’ block list, which confirms you that you will no longer get any emails from the address in your inbox anywhere includes your iOS.

You can still view the particular email address that you blocked in the Spam folder.

2nd Way by iCloud mail

  1. Visit your iCloud Mail – Type http://www.icloud.com/#mail from your computer’s’ web browser. Once you click on it, you will go to your Apple Mail inbox if you’re signed in.

In case you aren’t signed in, you need to input the Apple ID and its password before start anything.

  1. Press the Settings – You have to press the Settings button in the bottom left corner of the page. A pop-up menu will show up.
  2. Press Rules – You’ll find it in the pop-up menu and by clicking it will open the Rules window.
  3. Select Add a Rule – This you’ll see in the top right side of the window.

In case you don’t see this option, Ensure that you’re on the Rules tab in the upper right corner of the window.

  1. Input an email address- Below the box “is from” heading, you have to write that particular email address you want to block.

If the above box heading says anything else, press the line and then press “is from” in the drop-down menu.

  1. Press the “Then” from the drop-down box – This box you will find on the lower side of the menu and by clicking it, a drop down menu will appear.
  2. Select the option which says “Move to Trash and Mark as Read” and follow the next step.
  3. Press “Done” – It’s in the lower side of the menu and By clicking it will create you rule, which will shift any emails from your blocked email address directly into the Trash when they’re received. This setting will also apply to your iOS.

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

Steps to synchronize Echo with Microsoft To-Do

In short Amazon Alexa is called Alexa. It is like a digital assistant and has multiple uses, capable of voice interaction, music, setting etc.  First, it was used in the Amazon Echo. Alexa is widely in use in the U.S. The interaction and communication with Alexa is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

By following the simple steps, you can synchronize the third- party Alexa skill that makes it all happen and can sync the Microsoft account.

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  1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app on the smartphone or in the browser.
  2. Launch the skills and games section.
  3. Look for the Wonder Do It skill in the search box.
  4. Hit enable to add the skill to the Amazon Echo.
  5. Log into the Microsoft account from the web browser.
  6. A pop up will appear to link the account.

Steps to add job and shopping list to Microsoft To-Do

The skill will automatically add things the users ask the digital assistant to add to their Microsoft To-Do lists without them needing to set anything up. Whenever the user adds a job, it will go into the “Task” list. If the user asks the digital assistant to insert any item to the shopping list, it will directly go into a new list in Microsoft To-Do called “Alexa Shopping List”.

To insert things from the Amazon Echo, just ask the digital assistant as per the below suggestions:

“Hey, Alexa add washing dishes to my to-do list.”

“Hey, Alexa insert cookies and milk to the shopping list.”

These are the standard digital voice commands and will get added to users respective Alexa lists. The Wonder Do It skill will then  get synchronised both to the users Microsoft To- Do account. Then it can be accessed anywhere on the user’s devices.

By the digital assistant, a user can’t see what’s on his Microsoft To-Do lists. The user is just able to add items using the Echo. Point to be noted that things added will be removed from the digital assistant shopping and To-do lists once synchronised to Microsoft To-Do.

Lucia Mandela is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. Has passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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