Monday 11 January 2016

Xiaomi unveils Redmi 3 with metal design; packs 4100mAh battery, 13MP rear camera

Kick-starting 2016 with a new smartphone, Xiaomi has unveiled its latest Redmi 3 that boasts of a new diamond-patterned metal design and a mammoth battery.
At 144g light, the Redmi 3 measures 8.55mm and features a 5-inch display. The phone is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 616 processor with 2 GB of RAM and includes 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. 


It includes 16 GB internal storage with an option for memory expansion up to 128 GB via microSD card.
One of the highlights of the phone is its bumper 4,100mAh battery with fast charge technology.
The Android smartphone is based on MIUI 7 and comes with a dual hybrid SIM slot, which means it could house either two SIM cards at once or one SIM card and a memory card.
It is available in three colour choices in both diamond-pattern and solid colour design.
The Redmi 3 is currently available China-only and is priced at CNY 699 (approx. Rs 7,142) with an expected rollout in other nations.

Latest 'Dungeon Hunter 5' Update Brings Co-op Mode and More

Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter franchise has gone through some major changes during its life on the App Store, the biggest one being the switch from premium to freemium, a move that was seen as anathema by many players. Surprisingly for many, Dungeon Hunter 5 [Free] managed to be a pretty enjoyable and fair freemium game and continues to be pretty popular on the App Store. The latest update has probably made most players happy since it has added a Co-op mode, one of the most-requested features. The co-op mode, called Party Hunt, will allow players to team up with up to three other players (or AI players in case you are short of friends) and complete various weekly quests.

Those quests will reward players with Minion Shards, which can in turn be used to craft minions in the new minion crafting system (there will be new minions to craft every week). The update has also added a new special event, Temple of Bells, to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that event will offer exclusive rewards. There's also a new map, the Ashkan Breeding Grounds, and probably some other, smaller additions. Keep in mind that many DH5 players are complaining that the new update also brought plenty of new bugs to the game, so if you face crashes and bugs, you aren't the only one. The update is already live on the App Store, so go check out the co-op mode.

how to Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

  1. Using a DVD?

    It’s easy to install Ubuntu from a DVD. Here’s what you need to do:
    Put the Ubuntu DVD into the DVD-drive
    Restart your computer. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the DVD.
    If you don’t get this menu, read the booting from the DVD guide for more information.

    Using a USB drive?

    Most newer computers can boot from USB. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the USB.
    If your computer doesn’t automatically do so, you might need to press the F12 key to bring up the boot menu, but be careful not to hold it down - that can cause an error message.
  2. 2

    Prepare to install Ubuntu

    • We recommend you plug your computer into a power source
    • You should also make sure you have enough space on your computer to install Ubuntu
    • We advise you to select Download updates while installing and Install this third-party software now
    • You should also stay connected to the internet so you can get the latest updates while you install Ubuntu
    • If you’re not connected to the internet, we’ll help you set up wireless at the next step
  3. 3

    Set up wireless

    If you are not connected to the internet, you will be asked to select a wireless network, if available. We advise you to connect during the installation so we can ensure your machine is up to date. So, if you set up your wireless network at this point, it’s worth then clicking the Back button to go back to the last screen (Preparing to install Ubuntu) and ticking the box marked ’Download updates while installing’.
  4. 4

    Allocate drive space

    Use the checkboxes to choose whether you’d like to Install Ubuntu alongside another operating system, delete your existing operating system and replace it with Ubuntu, or — if you’re an advanced user — choose the ’Something else’ option
  5. 5

    Begin the installation

    Depending on your previous selections, you can now verify that you have chosen the way in which you would like to install Ubuntu. The installation process will begin when you click the Install Now button.
    Ubuntu needs about 4.5 GB to install, so add a few extra GB to allow for your files.
  6. 6

    Select your location

    If you are connected to the internet, this should be done automatically. Check your location is correct and click ’Forward’ to proceed. If you’re unsure of your time zone, type the name of the town you’re in or click on the map and we’ll help you find it.
    TIP: If you’re having problems connecting to the Internet, use the menu in the top-right-hand corner to select a network.
  7. 7

    Select your preferred keyboard layout

    Click on the language option you need. If you’re not sure, click the ’Detect Keyboard Layout’ button for help.
  8. 8

    Enter your login and password details

  9. 9

    Learn more about Ubuntu while
    the system installs…

    …or make a cup of tea!
  10. 10

    That’s it.

    All that’s left is to restart your computer and start enjoying Ubuntu!

'Mortal Kombat X' Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer launching this week

Mortal Kombat 2016 DLC

The widely popular fighting game from NetherRealm Studios will soon recieve and expansion that will add new characters to its already notable roster. First revealed during the Video Game Awards, the Kombat Pack 2 for "Mortal Kombat X" is set to introduce new characters to the game. To further hype the DLC game creator Ed Boon made a new announcement regarding the Kombat Pack 2.
In an announcement made via the official Twitter account of Ed Boon, the creator said that a gameplay trailer for the second Kombat Pack will be revealed this week. Although details on the trailer are scarce, it is likely that the trailer will show off the moves and the brutal fatalities of the upcoming characters. Also, no exact release date has been stated for the trailer.
Similar to the forst DLC, there are a total of four characters included in the new Konbat Pack. The first Kombat Pack for "Mortal Kombat X" introduced the characters Jason Vorhees, Predator, Tremor and Tanya to the game. The next characters once again include third-party characters, a returning fan favourite and a new character in the franchise.
The Kombat Pack 2 trailer revealed at the Video Game Awards showcased who the new characters are. The DLC will bring back the drunken brawler Bo Rai Cho to "Mortal Kombat X," he was seen in the game before but he is being made playable now. The new character is Triborg. He is a mix between three "Mortal Kombat" veterans namely; Cyrax, Sektor and Robot Smoke.
As for the new third-party characters, Leatherface from the "Texas Massacre" franchise and a Xenomorph from "Aliens" will be joining the roster. They will be joining Jason Vorhees and Predator as part of the horror icons in "Mortal Kombat X."
No release date and pricing has been pegged for Kombat Pack 2 as of now. With the gameplay trailer dropping this week, fans should expect more details soon.

The Asterisk War Vita Game’s Latest Trailer Shows Its Customizable Hero And More


Bandai Namco recently uploaded the latest trailer for their upcoming PlayStation Vita game, The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water with a look at its customizable protagonist and various heroines.

The video starts out with a look at how you can customize and create your own original protagonist for the game. You can choose to either create your own protagonist that starts out with lower parameters but can be much more powerful later on, or with the main character Ayato Amagiri, who starts out with powerful stats.

Next we get a peek at some of the scenarios, including many that are original to the game, followed by a look at some of the heroines and the 2v2 tag battle fights that require cooperation with the girls.

By increasing friendship parameters with the girls, you can pull off some coop moves. Working out helps raise stats while working part-time jobs will help purchase new weapons, equipment, and upgrades.

As shown towards the end of the video, first-print copies of the game includes product codes for “Y-shirt” outfits for the heroines. The video also shows us a bit of Sylvia Ryuneheim who appears as one of the heroines.

The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water will release in Japan on January 28, 2016 for PlayStation Vita.

How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC

If you haven’t installed Windows 10 on your PC before, you’ll have to perform an upgrade first before you can clean install. If this doesn’t make any sense, that’s because Microsoft never makes licensing easy, even when there’s a free version. Once you’ve performed the upgrade and activated your Windows 10 upgrade on a PC, Microsoft will associate your unique hardware ID with an activated Windows 10 license, and you can reinstall as you see fit. But not until you’ve upgraded Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 and then activated.
Just keep in mind that Windows 10 is only provided for free as an upgrade. You can’t clean install it, there are no keys at this point. Unless you use our clean install workaround.
For posterity, here are all of the installation steps if you’re booting from a flash drive, although you could just remember the word “Next” and get through it fine. Just remember to choose Upgrade when prompted unless you’ve previously upgraded and activated Windows 10 on this computer.
When you first boot the computer you’ll see a screen like this one:

Click Next and you’ll be taken to the Install now button screen. Which obviously you should click.

At this point you can choose whether you want to upgrade Windows or install a new custom install. Since we’re recommending that everybody install into a virtual machine or on a test PC, you should select Custom here.
Update: You should probably choose to Upgrade the first time, because the license key might not work otherwise.

At this point you’ll need to pick where to install Windows 10. You might need to delete or create a partition, but if you are using a virtual machine, you can just click Next.

And now it will install.

Once the PC reboots again, you’ll be able to select the settings like whether Windows Updates are enabled (they aren’t allowed to be disabled in the preview). We’d recommend just using the express settings if you are using a test machine — use Custom if you’re really going to use the computer.

And now you can sign into your Microsoft account. We’d recommend using a Microsoft account because otherwise you won’t be able to use half of the new features and you may as well use Linux or stick with Windows 7.

If you’ve setup your account properly you’ll probably be asked to verify it in the middle. We excluded those steps from this article, but they are pretty simple.
Now you’ll be asked how to setup the PC. Since we wanted to test everything as a new computer, we chose to set it up as a new PC instead, but you could copy all your settings from another computer if you wanted to.

Want to use OneDrive? It’s nicely integrated into Windows, so we just left it alone.

And now a colorful screen that tells us things are happening.

And finally, we are at the desktop! Note that the desktop on the full release of Windows 10 looks different, and this screenshot came from a pre-release version.

Now click that Start button. Click it. You know you want to.

how to Stop unwanted ads, popups, or browser malware

If you are using Google Chrome as the default Web browser on computers in your small business, you don't need any distractions. If Google Chrome allows websites to open advertisements in the form of pop-ups, you need to block them as soon as possible. These advertisements are annoying if you're working and are also potentially dangerous. Your hard disk contains sensitive business data and these advertisements can contain malicious code. Google Chrome enables you by default to block all websites from opening advertisements.

Enabling the Native Pop-Up Blocker

Step 1Click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the Chrome window and select "Settings" from the menu to open the Settings page.
Step 2Click the "Show advanced settings" link to view the advanced settings.
Step 3Click the "Content settings" button in the Privacy section to open the Content Settings window.
Step 4Click the "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)" radio button in the Pop-ups section to stop sites from opening advertisements.
Step 5Click "OK" at the bottom of the window to apply and save the settings.
Step 6Navigate to a website to test the new settings.

Installing the AdBlock Extension

Step 1Launch Google Chrome and navigate to the Google Chrome Web Store to download the AdBlock extension (link in Resources).
Step 2Click the "Add to Chrome" button in the top right corner of the page.
Step 3Click the "Add" button to confirm and install the new extension. The extension blocks all ads immediately after you install it, so you don't need to restart Chrome.

How to Connect an External TV Tuner Card to a Laptop

Using a standard antenna or cable connection, an external TV tuner allows you to watch and record live TV from your laptop. Before you can turn your laptop into a television, however, you first must connect the tuner to a broadcast source. Once connected, you can manage the live television broadcasts using the Windows Media Center software that ships free with most systems running the Windows Vista or newer operating system.

Step 1

Use a coaxial cable to connect the external TV tuner card to the antenna or cable TV source. Confirm that the cable connects securely, because a loose connection may result in poor reception quality.

Step 2

Turn on your laptop, if you have not already done so, and wait for it to boot completely.

Step 3

Connect the external TV tuner to an available USB 2.0 port on your laptop. The “Found New Hardware” dialog box opens on the screen after a few moments.

Step 4

Insert the installation CD that shipped with the external TV tuner and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup program. This installs the software drivers necessary to support the tuner and may install a media software program to use with the tuner.

Step 5

Open the tuner software and follow the prompts to configure the tuner to receive television broadcasts. These steps may vary depending on the tuner hardware and software package you purchase. Alternatively, you may use the Windows Media Center software to manage your external TV tuner. Open the Windows Media Center software and click “Tasks | Settings | General | Windows Media Center Setup | Set Up TV Signal.” Follow the prompts to configure your tuner to receive TV broadcasts. Once configuration is complete, you can view and record live TV on your laptop.

Microsoft Is Killing Windows 8 Support Next Week – Here’s What To Do Now

windows 8 end 

Microsoft is ending Windows 8 support on January 12th. These odd state of affairs are a result of Microsoft’s treatment of Windows 8.1 as a service pack to Windows 8. Well, if you are running Windows 8 on your PC, there are 3 options for you — upgrade to Windows 8.1, upgrade to Windows 10, or downgrade to Windows 7.

windows 8 was released just three years ago. One might easily assume that their not-so-great OS came with Microsoft’s regular 10-year support policy. However, there’s a twist in Windows 8 support cycle — as a result, it runs out on January 12th. So, if you are running Windows 8, it’s time to upgrade. 

But, how did this happen? Over the past years, we have learned that Windows Vista will continue getting security updates until April 11, 2017, and Windows 7 users will get the same until January 14, 2020. So, how is Microsoft treating Windows 8 differently?

Why Is Microsoft Ending Windows 8 Support Next Week?

On January 12, Microsoft will be rolling out its first Patch Tuesday of 2016 that will be the last batch of Windows 8 updates.
The reason? Well, Microsoft is treating Windows 8.1 just as a service pack for Windows 8 users. According to the rules, you can hold off installing a service pack just for two years. If you want to read the exact words said by Redmond, here they are:
Windows 8, support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, whichever comes first. If you are using software without the latest service pack you won’t be offered any new security or non-security updates, although preexisting updates will continue to be offered.
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft promised tons of bug fixes, new features, and enhancements. While Windows 8.1 reaches its end of support on January 10, 2023, the end of Windows 8 has finally arrived.

The Big Question – What Should I Do Now?

If you choose to ignore this news, your Windows 8 PC will be exposed to unpatched security risks. So, to avoid those, fossBytes advises you to consider these options:

Upgrade to Windows 8.1:

If you love Windows 8 and want something familiar, go for it as Windows 8.1 is a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. Windows 8.1 comes with support until January 10, 2023.

Upgrade to Windows 10:

There’s also an option to upgrade your PC to the latest Windows iteration i.e. Windows 10. Again, it’s free of charge and a few clicks away. Windows 10 comes with support until October 14, 2025.

Downgrade to Windows 7:

The support for Windows 7 lasts until January 14, 2020. If you are in love with the world’s most popular OS, go for it.
While Microsoft could justify this step by calling it straight from the rulebook, it could also be seen as a strategy to lure users into upgrading to Windows 10.
So, which path are you going to follow? Let us know in the comments below.

how to make youtube channel?

Create a new channel

With a Google Account, you can watch, like, and subscribe. Google Accounts don't come with a YouTube channel by default; without a channel, you have no public presence on YouTube.
To upload, comment, or make playlists, create a public YouTube channel. Currently this can't be done in the Android or iOS YouTube apps, but you can use the mobile site or a computer:

Create a personal channel with your name

  1. Make sure you're signed in to YouTube. 
  2. Try any action that requires a channel: e.g. upload, post a comment, or create a playlist.
  3. If you don't yet have a channel, you'll see a prompt to create a channel.
  4. Check the details (with your Google account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.

Create a channel with a business or other name

  1. On a computer or in a mobile browser, make sure you're signed in to YouTube.
  2. Go to All my channels.
  3. If you want to make a YouTube channel for a Google+ page that you manage, you can choose it here. Otherwise, choose Create a new channel to set up a channel with a different name than your Google account name.
  4. Fill out the details to create your new channel.
Learn more about using a channel with a business or other name on YouTube.

How to setup Windows 7or Windows 8 from USB drive?

Step1: Create Bootable USB Drive:
  1. Start PowerISO (v4.8 or newer version, download here).
  2. Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from.
  3. Choose the menu "Tools > Create Bootable USB Drive". The "Create Bootable USB Drive" dialog will popup. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 / 8 operating system, you need confirm the UAC dialog to continue.
  4. In "Create Bootable USB Drive" dialog, click "..." button to open the iso file of Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  5. Select the correct USB drive from the "Destination USB Drive" list if multiple USB drives are connected to the computer.
  6. Choose the proper writing method. "USB-HDD" is recommended.
  7. Click "Start" button to start creating windows 7 / 8 bootable USB drive.
If no errors occurred in the above process, you should now be all set to setup Windows 7 / 8 from USB drive!

Step 2: Configuring the BIOS:
You should now reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to boot from USB. Instructions for doing so wildly from system to system, but generally entail the following:
  1. Reboot the system.
  2. While booting (before Windows starts loading), get into the BIOS configuration screen by hitting something like F1, F2, Delete or Escape. Hotkey instructions are generally provided on the screen.
  3. Go to the section that contains your boot devices.
  4. With your USB drive plugged in, the USB drive should be listed. If it isn’t, your system might not support booting from USB. Assuming that it is supported (as is the case with virtually all modern hardware), promote your USB drive to the primary boot device.
  5. Exit from the BIOS configuration, saving all changes.
If you’re completely new to BIOS configuration, BIOS for Beginners over at Tom’s Hardware might be a good primer. Be aware though, that you can seriously screw up your system by providing incorrect settings!

Step 3: Booting and setup windows 7 / Windows 8 from USB drive:
Assuming that you properly configured your BIOS and your USB drive supports booting,  Windows 7 / 8 setup should now load. Depending on the speed of your USB drive, this may take a while.
If it isn’t working, then double-check the following before making a scene:
  • Is your BIOS properly configured for booting from the USB device? (Is the USB device listed and does it have top priority?)
  • Have you correctly prepared the USB drive in step one? (Restart the procedure.)
  • Does your USB drive properly support being booted from? (Try another one!)

How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

In order to use iCloud, you need to have an Apple ID. An Apple ID is also required to buy media from iTunes and apps and games from the App Store. You'll also need an Apple ID if you plan on using services such as FaceTime or iMessage. In other words, to get the most out of your devices, you need an Apple ID! Luckily, if you don't already have one, Apple has made it easy to set up right from your iPhone or iPad!

How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Get a Free Apple ID.
  4. Enter your birthday and tap Next in the upper right hand corner.
  5. On the next screen you can choose whether you want to use your current email or set up a brand new iCloud email. That choice is yours. So choose and then tap Next again.
  6. If you chose to set up a new ID, choose what you'd like your new iCloud email to be on the next screen. Once you're done, tap Next.
  7. Tap Create on the next screen.
  8. If you choose to use an existing email, you'll be asked to check your email and tap on a link to confirm you own the email. Once you do, you can move on.
  9. For both methods, you'll be asked to choose a password. We recommend choosing a strong password that has small and capital letters along with numbers and symbols.

Congratulations! You now have a new iCloud account and Apple ID all set up and ready to go!