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How to install Android on your PC

You own a new generation Android smartphone and you’re a lover of the green robot’s operating system. After searching far and wide on the internet, you came across this article hoping to find a solution to your “problem”. Tell me everything, what can I help you with? What did you say? You’d like to find a tool that allows you to install Android on your PC and use all the smartphone apps and games with a mouse and keyboard? No problem, I can help you. Everything you need to know is included in this guide. I’ll explain in detail what you need to do to install Android on PC.

Before you get it into your head that this is a complicated process, I want to clarify that installing Android on your PC is actually an extremely simple procedure and available for everyone. All you have to do is download one of the most popular free emulation software packages on your PC. Using a virtual machine, you can easily use Android on your PC. The emulation software is nothing more than a program that allows you to reproduce the operation of the Android operating system, so you can download and use all the apps available on the OS created by Google. Don’t worry, it’s all much easier than you imagine. You don’t need computer skills at all and it’s no longer necessary to create partitions of the Windows operating system, as was the case some time ago. Thanks to emulation software, installing Android on your PC is practically child’s play.

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How to make your own DIY retro-gaming console using a Raspberry Pi and Recalbox

If you don’t know what to do with your Saturday, and you have a Raspberry Pi and some game controllers lying around, you could spend your day playing classic video games by following our tutorial!

If you are between 20 and 40 years old, you will probably be somewhat nostalgic about old video games. Rediscovering the joys and hardships of a game of Bomberman, the intensity of Metal Slug, the delirious gameplay of Earthworm Jim or the frustration of Ghouls’n Ghosts is now something that almost anyone can do. When old gaming consoles began to fail, a community of passionate gamers began developing emulators to allow old video games to be played on modern-day computers. MAME is probably the best-known emulator.

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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

Do you have to change the contents of a PDF document received via email, transforming it into a Microsoft Word file, but you’re not sure how to do it? Don’t panic. I think I’ve got some useful solutions that are just right for you. “What?”, you say. Isn’t that exactly why you decided to come to my blog? Well, what can I say, you chose well! With today’s guide I’m going to show you how to convert a PDF file into a Word file in a fast, practical and simple way.

In the following lines, I’ll show you what, in my humble opinion, are the best online services to convert PDF files to Word files. Right now the web provides many free services that allow you to succeed “in business” in a surprisingly simple way. They work without any extra plugins and are fully compatible with all major browsers. Of course you can also use them on any operating system and in most cases they don’t even require registration or need you to enter your personal information. Also, they protect your privacy by deleting any files uploaded on their servers a few hours afterwards.

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How to Make a GIF?

You’re very in touch with the latest internet trends and that’s precisely why it’s no surprise that GIFs have become extremely popular. These animated images are everywhere, but for you, the true manna from heaven would be to be know how to make your own GIFs to share on social networks and messaging apps.

Oh yes, I totally agree with you and that’s why I want to help you better understand technology and web tools. In this tutorial I will explain in detail how to make a GIF using very simple tools; You’ll see that you’ll never know how you did without it and you’ll want to talk to all your friends about it.

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How to Convert a DVD Audio to MP3 (2017 edition)

Convert a DVD Audio to MP3Usually, a DVD is meant to be watched using a DVD player. However, sometimes we may have had the need to convert this format to another one to be able to play it on another device. For example, imagine that we bought a concert on DVD to watch it on TV, but we want to be able to take this concert with us on our smartphone or listen to it in the car, which does not have a DVD player. This is why it is necessary to convert the audio tracks of our DVD to MP3, which is what we are going to teach you now.

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How to boost your Wi-Fi signal?

You bought a new Wi-Fi router to extend your internet signal through the house but, by a few meters your connections just doesn’t quite reach the kitchen. Have you wasted your money? No way! There are several ways you can boost your WiFi signal: some are cost-free and require a bit of inventiveness, others are more expensive but also more effective. If you’re ready, I going to reveal those which, in my humble opinion, represent the best ways to strengthen your WiFi signal.

“How?”, you say? You’re not very handy with computers and new technology, and the solutions I’m about to give you to strengthen your WiFi signal are too complicated for you? No way, you’re very mistaken! Despite what you may think, boosting your WiFi signal is not something that only “freaks” can do. To succeed “in business” you just need to to be able to concentrate and pay attention a little you’re done. Trust me.

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How to Extend your Wireless Signal?

Thanks to your new wireless router you can finally have the internet on your computer, smartphone, tablet and games console simultaneously without having cables spread around your home home, although there’s an area of the house that the Wi-Fi signal can’t reach and you have no idea how to fix the problem.

Don’t worry, there is no need to call a technician or spend loads of money. If you don’t know how to extend your wireless signal, you need to know that there are many things you can do, some very practical, some a bit more elaborate and fanciful, but good results are guaranteed. If you follow the advice I’m about to give you, you’ll be able to have a good internet signal throughout your house.

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Protection against ransomware and exploits: this is how Windows Defender’s security is improved with the Fall Creators Update

Windows DefenderThe highly anticipated Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now in our hands. This new OS version comes with a lot of novelties and features, greatly improving the ones that the system already had.

In fact, the brand has focused both on the OS’ own internal aspects and the design of some elements related to the user interface via Fluent Design. Some of the changes were made on Windows Shell, the Start menu, multimedia creation and editing, AR, the new sync options for mobile devices, the 3D environment, and so on.

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Play Store for Chromebook: everything you need to know

The Google Play Store is now accessible to certain Chromebooks.

However, the Play Store’s newfound availability raises a series of practical questions. What Chromebooks currently have access to the Play Store? How do you activate access to the Play Store? Is the Play Store for Chromebooks the same as the one for smartphones?

If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions and if you are looking for clear and precise answers, then this article was written for you.

What Chromebooks currently have access to the Play Store?

The Play Store is currently available to all of the Chromebooks included in the following table.

New models are regularly being granted access to the Play Store as new updates are released.

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How to connect an ethernet cable to a chromebook?

If your Chromebook does not have an ethernet port, it will be difficult to connect it to your internet BOX without going through WiFi…however there are some alternative solutions.

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Chromebooks are portable computers which have the bare minimum number of hardware components required to function, meaning that a lot of its connectivity relies on WiFi and Bluetooth; Chromebooks do of course have USB ports and will oftentimes have an HDMI port. However, many people have asked us the following question:

How can I connect my Chromebook to my internet BOX via ethernet?

We have searched for a solution to this question; the most interesting solution that we were able to come up with is to use a USB < > Ethernet adapter. But there are a few things you should consider before buying one.

Given that the adapter will need to be connected to one of your Chromebook’s USB ports, it would be a good idea to choose a USB 3.0 device which will not only perform faster but will also consume less power. Since the adapter will monopolize one of your USB ports, you should also consider using a HUB system which, as an added bonus, will provide you with additional USB ports!

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After taking these factors into consideration, we began searching for the ideal adapter – the one with the best quality to price ratio.

The most interesting solution we found is an adapter by Inateck – a manufacturer which also sells protective sleeves for Chromebooks. It’s model HBU3VL3-4 adapter caught our attention since it has all of the characteristics that we were looking for.

It is not a simple adapter like the kind that can be found here and there across the internet, but rather a HUB with a connecting cable only a few centimeters long so that it will not “dangle” on the side of your Chromebook – making it much less fragile than a conventional USB key.

It is also equipped with the feature we are most interested in: a USB < > Ethernet adapter. It has one male USB 3.0 connector to connect it to your Chromebook in addition to a HUB with 3 female USB 3.0 ports.

Implementation and mode of operation:

Chromebooks are unquestionably the easiest computers to use, they do not require any drivers or the configuration of any parameters. As a result, in order to use the HBU3VL3-4 HUB all you will need to do is connect it to one of your Chromebook’s USB 3.0 ports.

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Reminder: if your Chromebook has more than one USB port, in order to tell which one is the 3.0 version, simply look at the port’s color:

  • Black = Version 2.0
  • Blue = Version 3.0

As a last step, connect one end of your ethernet cable to the female connector of your internet BOX and the other end to the female connector of your HUB.

You can tell that the ethernet connection has been established by looking at the icon in the taskbar at the bottom right-hand side of the screen – near your account picture.

That’s it, you can now begin surfing!

Well built, Inateck’s HBU3VL3-4 HUB does not disappoint. Its short and large diameter cable are not subject to losses, it has a sober black and chrome design and, above all, it is very affordable for a product of such good quality: expect to pay $19.99 – delivery included.

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If you are interested in buying one of these HUBs, visit Inateck’s Amazon page by clicking the button below:

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