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IDC & Gartner: Mac Shipments Slump for Third Straight Quarter

Apple sold between 4.4 million and 4.6 million Mac in the second quarter, a year-over-year decline of between 5% and 8%, according to the two largest technology search firms.


Both IDC and Gartner pegged Mac global shipments in the quarter that ended June 30 at lower numbers than during the same period in 2015, even as those of several Windows PC makers increased. Historically, Apple has grown Mac Sales while the broader personal computer market has faced an unprecedented slump.  Continue reading →

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June 24, 2016 How-to-Guides ,

How to Use the Top Online Backup Services of 2016

What are the differences between Windows’ own backup service and those branded and non-branded online backup app in the market, and how might GUI, inbuilt features be weighted differently for each? We are sharing our observations. We are also here to help protect you from risky apps in the market. Hit here for more truly proactive security tips and suggestions.

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June 17, 2016 How-to-Guides

How Microsoft will put LindedIn to work in Office


Microsoft just acquired LinkedIn on Monday and it has a lot of modes to make full use of LinkedIn. For example, it could collect data through LinkedIn, explore the social networking market and innovate the recruitment and HR management.

Microsoft introduced how to apply LinkedIn data in those well-known software such as Outlook, Skype, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

It admitted that it is short of single data source concerning the professionals. It took much time to collect them and most of them were oudated.

LinkedIn has a huge networking system, including it obtained 433 million users. However, the scale of Office users is larger. Microsoft suggested that it obtain over 1.2 billion Office users. LindedIn will be a part of Office and explore its visibility at maximum.

LindedIn realized its data is important to email users that enhance its productivity. In 2012, LindedIn acquired Gmail plug-in Rapportive at $1.5 billion. This plug-in enables Gmail users to check the related profile info and social networking updates on the sidebar. Unfortunately, LinkedIn run out consumers interests in this product. Then it gave up a lot of Rapportive features.

The problem Rapportive and its rival brought was that it attempted to fullfil the blank by hacking. Users need to install extensions on browser which will change the interface style of Gmail plug-in and its displaying mode. When LinkedIn becomes a part of Office, those personal info could be shared to Office and other apps.

By putting LinkedIn to Office 365 and Dynamics, it could bring new experience for Microsoft, such as the experience of related LinkedIn feeds, communications with LinkedIn experts with the recommendation of Office based on the tasks they finished.

As far as PPT is concerned, with the help of LinkedIn profile, Microsoft Cortana could provide user the backgroup information for the conventioners at the meeting.

Microsoft implied that Linkedinlearning will be put to office as well. If users wish to learn how to complish advanced tasks, they could register class without leaving Office.

What’s more, Dynamics CRM plays an important role too. Sales Navigator will be put to Dynamics CRM.

June 15, 2016 IT News

How can Uninstall Popcorn Time on Mac Completely

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Popcorn Time is a free Netflix that can be used to watch movies via streaming the torrented content, sometimes it would be an unwanted program on the Mac that many people people would like to remove it. And here are two available ways that enable you to uninstall Popcorn Time well. (More program removal guides like how to uninstall µTorrent, remove Avira Free Mac Security can be found at: Continue reading →

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Google released Android Security Annual: Malicious apps are under 0.15%


It is reported that Google released its Android Security Annual report today. It concluded the situation of Android eco-system that protected by its service, partners and security community in the past year.

In 2015, among the apps which were downloaded from Google Play, the malicious apps only accounted for 0.15%. This number was almost even with the one that released in 2014.

Most of Android devices are preinstalled with Google Play that allows Android users to download and install apps from its app store. However, Google Play is not default app store or not preinstalled on some devices and in some markets, such as Kindle and Chinese market. Therefore, there will be more PHA on those devices and markets.

Google claimed that they has responsibility to protect the security for those who download apps out of Google Play.

Google admited that it improved the Verify Apps service to protect those Android users who download and install applications out of Google Play. The PHA increased that downloaded from other sources since 2015. Among all of the Android devices, there were about 0.5% of devices installed the PHA in 2015.

Google shared more details in this Android Security Annual report. In 2015, the firm checked over 6 billion installed apps .each day to identify the malware and PHA. It scanned 400 million devices to figure out the security threats based on netowrking and devices. It expanded the Safe Browsing service to Android Mobile Chrome browser to prevent the unsafe login.

It revealed the safety measures decreased about 40% of chance based on 2014 figure that Android users downloaded and installed the PHA from Google Play.

Google will continue to improve its Android security from other measures. It added a series of security features for Android Marshmallow and will do regular updates for this service each month.

April 20, 2016 IT News

How to uninstall games from Steam completely?


Steam is always pretty hot around the world because it is a platform that offers tons of games, including the most popular games recently like Grand Theft Auto V, Tom Clancy’s: The Division and a really hot one coming called The Black Soul 3. I logged in Steam days ago and I saw that Steam would be compatible with VR. Absolutely it would be hotter!

VR is short for virtual reality. It means you would have a real exciting experience in the game. Like you could really join a heist in the GTA5 or experience a bullet flying pass by your ear. Isn’t it dope?!

Anyway, you can find thousands of game on Stem, maybe you bought something turned out to be awful games you don’t want to see it any more or you got a game in your Steam library that you no longer play. And now there is a way to delete the dames in Steam permanently. Don’t want that game you hated to continue cluttering up your Steam library? You can now do away with it for good.

Here’s the instruction:

First, visit the Steam Support site, and log in. Click Games, Software, etc, then select the game you wan to remove.

Next, select “I want to permanently remove this game from my account”. Then follow the prompts, the target game would be no longer in you Steam.

Steam suggests that you delete the game from the Steam app before removing it from your account: If you don’t, you’ll have find the game on your hard drive and uninstall it manually. With that in mind, the first removal option is probably your best bet.

Anyway, if you never want to delete a game you spent money on, just hold yourself back a little and choose wisely in your cart. Or if you want to know more about uninstalling skills you can seek more information from our Think Tank.


April 12, 2016 Uncategorized

How to speed up your PC?


Have you ever wonder that why your computers become slower and slower?

As an addicted gamer, I really care about the performance of my computer. I never want to see my little character die in the very important moment of the heist in GTA5.

To speed up your computer, people always turn off some running system at the background. I can offer you the most common ways to speed up your system without compromising its appearance and functionality.

So, let’s begin. Here are some tips to speed up your computer.

1. Uninstall unnecessary programs and junk applications

You can scan your computer for unncessary programs and junk applications, including some bundle programs and pop-up advertisement. Then uninstall them one by one.

Here’s how: Tap on the Start button (by default all the way in the lower-left corner of the display), then on All apps at the bottom, and then simply right-click on the offender and choose Uninstall. This will immediately uninstall. You can also right-click on the Windows logo Start button, and choose the top choice Programs and Features. You can also simply type Programs in the Cortana Ask me anything box next to the Start button.

2. Limit Startup Processes

Many applications would start up themselves every time you start up your computer. Or some of them would run themselves at the background whenever you need them or not.

The easiest way to start the Windows Task Manager is by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Esc. Switch to the Startup tab, and you’ll see all the programs that load at Windows startup. The dialog box even has a column that shows you the Startup impact for each. The Status column shows whether the program is enabled to run at startup or not. You can right-click on any entry to change this status.

Above I’ve mentioned are the most common two ways to speed up your computers and both of them are free. It’s my hornor to help you out. If you have more better ways to solve this problem, please tell me:)

March 30, 2016 Uncategorized

What should I do if my Mac is running slowly?


What can you do if your Mac is running very slowly?

1. Your first port of call should be to access the Activity Monitor, which can be accessed by heading to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor in the Finder window.

Once opened, you should see five different tabs; CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk and Network. Continue reading →


How to avoid Internet pop-out advertisment?

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No matter what you are doing, playing online games or watching a video, pop-out Internet advertisement pauses your video when the most wonderful part of the movie is just on or minimizes your online games windows when you are just about to pass your mission must be the last thing you want to see in the world. Today we will talk about how to avoid there darn pop-out Internet ads.

If you always see IE pop-out ads, that means your computer is probably infected by an adware or potentially unwanted programs. When you install an application, it may be bundled with some other programs, especially popularizing ones which are really anoying.

So, to avoid pop-out Internet ads, the first step is to be careful with the bundled programs when you install programs next time.

Second, find out the programs that cause pop-out ads and uninstall them.

The third, also is the most important step is to remove pop-out ads from the IE. It can directly prevent your IE from pop-out ads.

If you are using IE: Click on the “gear icon” in the upper right part of your browser, click on ”Internet Options”. And then click on the “Advanced” tab, at last click on the “Reset” button. select the “Delete personal settings” and click on “Reset” button in the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section. Click “Close” until IE has completed the task.

If you are using Firefox: Click your Firefox menu button and click “Help”. Then choose “Troubleshooting Tool”. Click “Refresh Firefox” then Firefox itself would turn back to the default settings.

If you are using Google Chrome: Download a tool called “Chrome Cleanup Tool”, you just need to use this tool to scan suspicious information and refresh Google Chrome. Follow the instruction of the tool, it’s really easy for you to do.

If you still can’t solve the problem, Special Uninstaller can help you out, this program has a function called “Plug-in Cleaner”. It’s a one-step process to reset the browser, also easy to conduct.

Above are ways to avoid pop-out Internet advertisement, I hope I could help out:)


March 22, 2016 Computer Knowledge , ,