What To Do With An Unresponsive Mac OS X Application?

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Mac OS X is one of the major operating systems for computers, especially for desktop and laptops. Apple has released this operating system for many years ago and over time, it’s more secure and flexible and run smoother.

If we compare Mac OS X and Windows, you should know that Mac will run faster on both startup times and launch apps times. There is no delay time on Mac OS X when you call an application to open. It will be started immediately after you click on the shortcut of the application.

In fact, Mac OS X run very fast, but there are sometimes, the app will freeze on your computer by some unknown reasons. When an application freeze, you aren’t able to close it with the regular way. But you can easy to use Activity Monitor to force it to quit on Mac OS X.

How To Call The Activity Monitor Function?

To call this built-in function, you need to press Command and Space keys to open the Spotlight feature, and then type “activity monitor” on the search bar to search and open it.

After the app is opened, select the app that unresponsive and freezes your computer, and then click on the “Force Quit” button. The program will be automatically closed and release your computer.

You should know that on Mac OS X, programs don’t often to be unresponsive, but sometimes they do. So if you face this issue, just use the above methods to force apps to quit and resolve the problem.

Windows 8 Issue That Related To Solid State Drive Firmware

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Since Windows 8 to now, Microsoft has changed to the new style and user interface of its popular operating system: the Windows OS. Come with this big upgrade; many new features and built-in functions help a lot of users to do the tasks better than before.

But alongside the useful features, several errors also make all of us feel annoyed. One of those annoying errors is the blue screen of death error. When this error occurs on your Windows computer, it will force your computer off and turn the screen into a whole blue screen with error code and message.

Today in this article, we will tell you about one of many common “blue screen of death” errors. It’s the dpc watchdog violation error. This error is the result of several reasons, including corrupted system files, outdated firmware version of solid state drive (SSD) as well as something is wrong with the hard disk drive.

To fix dpc watchdog violation error on your Windows computer, you need to determine the cause of the issue and then fix it from the root. For example, if this error occurs on your computer because one corrupted system file, you have to find which file is damaged and repair them or restore the file back to the original version.

But if this error comes due to an outdated firmware of the SSD, you need to download the latest version and update the firmware of your SSD to solve the problem. It depends on the brand of your SSD; you need to go to the manufacturer’s website, find the download section and download it from there.

Google Brings Taxi Calling Services To The Maps For iOS

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Many of you, including me, are using Google Maps to find ways when we don’t really know where is the right way to go. It is becoming simpler with the direction feature of Google Maps, which will find the shortest way to us to go, help us to save time and much more.

Today, Google has brought to us a new feature that helps us to use Google Maps easier and more flexible than before. Google Maps is now showing taxi services within the app on iOS, allows you to find and call a cab easier.

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This option is now available in six countries, including the UK, US and some others. Currently, Google is supporting MyTaxi, Uber and Hailo. They can also display any taxi service that is available on your smartphone.

Within the Google Maps, you will be able to find and call a cab, as well as calculate the estimated times to travel and the fees. You can also compare among these taxi providers to having the best price while travelling.

Apple Introduces A New Affordable iPhone SE For $399

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After releasing the iPhone 5C to customers, Apple doesn’t introduce any new version of this budget model. As we thought, Apple will not produce any new affordable smartphone.

However, the market is asking for more affordable devices and many users still need this business lineup. So, Apple has decided to produce a new budget smartphone, dubbed as the iPhone SE.

Basically, Apple’s iPhone SE is very similar to iPhone 5S as it’s used the same case-frame. But inside the case, a powerful chipset is there. The iPhone SE is powered by the dual-core 1.85GHz Apple¬† A9 chipset and feature the six-core PowerVR GT7600 graphics card.

It also has 1GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel iSight camera with dual LED flashlight, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and available in two options of internal storages: 16GB and 64GB.

The 12-megapixel iSight camera of the iPhone SE provides you the ability to record 4K video. It also comes with the fingerprint scanner, supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi ac, NFC and 4G LTE.

If you want to purchase this new affordable product from Apple, it will be available to pre-order on March 24. Or you can wait and buy it on March 31.

The Apple’s iPhone SE will be available to buy with priced at $399 for the iPhone SE 16GB model, and $499 for the iPhone SE 64GB model. These new budget smartphones will be available in gold, black, white and rose gold colors.

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Update With Night Shift Mode

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Along with the Apple’s iPhone SE, Apple has announced they will release the iOS 9.3 update today. The update will come with the Night Shift mode and other features, such as password protection for Notes, and sharing your iPad.

Do you know what the Night Shift mode is? It’s a new feature on Apple’s iOS 9.3, which will help to turn your display aways from blue light. According to the report from Apple, it will help to improve your sleep at night.

This new feature looks like Twilight and F.lux, which will adjust your display color and brightness based on location and the current time.

In this 9.3 update, you can also set password protection for your Notes, as well as a specific Note. You can also use Touch ID to unlock the locked Notes.

The update version also comes with the ability that allows you to customize the Apple News and display more news which related to your interest.

Updated: According to many reports from the users, they are now receiving the Apple’s iOS 9.3 on their device at this moment. Have you got it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod yet?

If yes, let upgrade your device and let us know what do you think about this new update as well as new features.

Have you tried the Night Shift mode yet?

Samsung Releases The Galaxy Tab Pro S In The US Market

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It seems Samsung has plans to beat Apple iPad Pro by releasing the Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet in the U.S market. This new tablet features a 12-inch display that based on Super AMOLED panel. It’s powered by a 2.2GHz dual-core Skylake Intel Core M CPU, has 4GB of RAM and a choice between 128GB or 256GB of solid state drive.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S features a 5-megapixel rear camera as well as 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It supports 4G LTE Cat 6, the latest Wi-Fi ac technology as well as NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. With a 5,200 mAh battery, you will be able to use this Windows 10 Home / Pro tablet for up to 10 hours of mixing tasks. Also, the battery of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S will be fully charged in 2 hours and a half.

Samsung first introduced this Windows 10 tablet at this year CES event. Before today, the tablet is available in some markets across Europe. You will be able to purchase the Tab Pro S tablet in the United States market from today for $899.99.

Microsoft Updates Skype for Web with New Features

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You know, Microsoft released the Skype for Web for a while, and it seems this version of Skype work great. Many users love this new version because they don’t need to download and install apps on their devices or computer. All you need is just go to skype.com, sign in and then use it. Good enough?

Last week, Microsoft announced they will support Bitcoin as a payment method for Skype. With this payment, you can now able to use Skype anonymously. You don’t need to reveal your personal information as well as credit card or Paypal to fund your account at all.

Today, Microsoft announced a new update for Skype for Web. This new update will bring phones and landlines calling feature to the Web version. All you need is just having enough credits on your account to make the call.

Moreover, if someone send you a YouTube link throw Skype for Web, you will be able to click and watch the YouTube video inside the Skype. What do you think about these new features?