Microsoft’s 128GB Surface Go plunges to $350

The 7th-generation iPad rolls out at the end of September and it looks pretty nice. But you know what also looks nice? Amazon’s killer deal on the 128GB Microsoft Surface Go. Right now the retailer is selling Microsoft’s hybrid tablet-PC for $350. That’s the all-time low for the Surface Go, down from about $395 earlier in the month and way down from its summertime price around $480. With Microsoft expected to talk Surface at an event in October, we might see more Surface price cuts in the coming months.

The Surface Go features the aforementioned 128GB onboard storage, 4GB of RAM, and a dual-core, 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Gold processor. It’s also rocking Windows 10 Home in S Mode, though you can upgrade it to Windows Home if you like to load Chrome and other essential desktop apps.

In general, if you’re looking for a pure tablet experience, we found that the iPad or the Galaxy Tab S2 is still a better option. But if you want a single device to go mobile that can function as a tablet and a PC, then the Surface Go is the better option. Plus, at this price it’s well worth it. The iPad starts at $329 for a device with 32GB of storage. For just $21 more you can end up with a whole lot more storage and the full PC experience when you need it.

For a full list of specs, and to see how it stacks up against Apple’s new competition, check out our look at the Surface Go versus the 10.2-inch iPad.

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Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2019) vs. Microsoft Surface Go

In about a month’s time, Microsoft may unveil the next generation of its year-old, entry-level Windows tablet, the Surface Go. For now, however, Apple has fired the first shot: a $329 10.2-inch iPad that offers a lot of what the Surface Go does, and for slightly less.

While many Microsoft Surface tablets feel bulky when detached from their Type Cover keyboards, the $399 Surface Go does not. However, it’s also powered by a somewhat poky Intel Pentium Gold processor, while Apple’s latest iPad has its optimized A10 Fusion chip under the hood. It’s not that much different than the Apple 9.7-inch iPad (2018), though. The iPad also makes the camera a focus, though you’ll look slightly ridiculous taking photos using any tablet, Apple or Windows.

Of course, there’s a vast gulf between Windows 10’s tablet mode and Apple’s iPadOS, which now powers the iPad. (For more iPad coverage, see Macworld’s story.) Your preference of app and operating system will probably be the determining factor in making your choice, but let’s compare some of the key specs.

Performance

We can make a strong claim that, right now, the Apple iPad outperforms the Surface Go. According to Macworld’s 9.7-inch iPad (2018) review, the A10 chip within that iPad, as well as the latest model, scored 3463 on Geekbench’s single-core CPU test and 5845 on the multi-core test. The Surface Go, on the other hand, barely breaks 2200 on the single-core test, and scores about 4000 or so, max, on the multi-core test. Though it’s very possible that a new Surface Go will make up ground and then some, the edge right now goes to the iPad.

Usability

You can break this down in a couple of different ways. As a naked tablet, the Surface Go and iPad are both comfortable to hold and to use. (At press time, we haven’t had a chance to handle the new 10.2 inch version.) From strictly a hardware perspective, though, they’re about equal.

From an OS standpoint, we still believe in Microsoft. iPadOS now has better support for multitasking, for example, with Split View. But Microsoft offers virtual desktops, a more useful way in adding more apps to a tablet’s tiny screen. In fairness, however, Apple offers picture-in-picture mode, which Windows 10 does not.

Multimedia

We still say that it’s ridiculous to take pictures with a tablet—any tablet. But the advantage in terms of multimedia consumption falls squarely in the Apple iPad’s corner. Not only is the camera far, far better, but the numerous apps and games that are optimized for the iPad elevate it far above the Surface Go.

App environment

Microsoft’s always aimed the Surface Go at road warriors who need a browser, Office, and not much else. Apple, unquestionably offers a richer app environment, in addition to the Office apps that straddle both platforms. We’d argue that there’s a richer ecosystem of browsers and utilities within the Windows platform, though it’s highly unlikely you’ll be running Photoshop on either an iPad or a Surface Go. 

But iOS itself offers a far richer ecosystem of both native Apple apps as well as third-party software. On either platform, however, you’ll be not doing much besides light editing and content creation. Content consumption is still largely the focus of the iPad.

It’s also worth noting that the Surface Go ships with Windows 10 in S Mode activated, which restricts you to running the limited apps available in the Microsoft Store, though you can opt to switch to the full version of Windows 10.

Conclusion: On paper, the iPad wins

This is an unfair fight: Apple’s just-introduced iPad is taking on a year-old product in the Surface Go. In early October, Microsoft will have it chance to answer back. Will it be enough to usurp the iPad? We’ll have to wait and see.

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What To Do When Mac Won’t Shut Down?

Mac is known for its usability and features. This device is created to ensure smooth and powerful performance. It boasts of sturdy hardware and software. However, despite being so good, it might malfunction or cause trouble at times. In case your MAc is not shutting down, then do not worry. Read on and follow the solutions given below:

The method shutting down of a Mac

  1. Firstly, press the symbol of Apple. It shall be on the left-hand side towards the above of the display.
  2. Then, choose Shut Down.
  3. After that, observe that an alert shall be presented before you stating that your device shall shut down, in 1 minute.
  4. Next, you shall be able to avoid the countdown if you press the Command button at the time while selecting Shut Down.
  5. After that, you might view the warnings which recommend that users should prefer saving files that they have been using in different applications.
  6. Lastly, immediately after every app gets closed, the MacBook gets shut down.

Prefer giving your Mac device a bit more time

  1. Firstly, Choose Apple.
  2. Then, click onShut Down.
  3. Lastly, give your MacBook a few minutes.

Close every program before shutting down

  1. Firstly, have a look at the Dock. If there is any alert present over there, then see if it shows that you need to pay attention to that particular application.
  2. Then, for saving the file, select Save from the given on-screen option for every file.

Remember! If by chance you select Cancel, then it will not let the Shut Down get complete.

  • Note that if an application is not letting the shutdown, then your problem can be solved with Force Quit.

Remember! It can lead you to lose data.

  • As soon every application is closed, then only you can be able to do Shut down of your Mac device.

Is your MacBook frozen?

  1. Firstly, do a long press on the Power switch for some time.
  2. Then, observe that a dialog box shall get displayed on the screen enquiring whether user wishes to 1.sleep, 2.restart or else 3.Shut down the system.
  3. For shutting down immediately, without seeing the dialog box, you need to press Control with the Power key. As a result, it shall force the MacBook for a restart.
  4. If you still are not able to shut down the MacBook device, then you need to force switch off.

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How to Make and Delete an Event on Facebook?

Are you hosting a small party or a big event? With Facebook, you can easily invite people to your event. As millions of people use this popular social network every day, using Facebook events is an amazing option. In this blog, we will discuss the process of creating a Facebook event. You can also delete an event you added on Facebook. This blog shall be discussing that as well.

Using Mobile

If you want to make an event on Facebook from your phone, you need to follow the steps given below.

  • First, you have to launch the Facebook app on your device.
  • After that, you should enter your email ID and password to log in to your Facebook account.
  • Then you should tap on the vertical ellipsis menu icon which is located in the right-hand corner.
  • Thereafter, you have to tap on “Events” from the drop-down menu section.
  • Later, you should tap on “Create” or “+” icon.
  • Now, you have to choose the event type. For example:-
    • Create Private Event – for only invited people.
    • Create Public Event – anyone can enter, even those who don’t have a Facebook account.
    • Create Group Event – this will allow users to choose a Facebook group that they own as the base of the invitee.
  • After that, you have to input the name for the event.
  • Then you should add photos for the event from the phone.
  • Thereafter, you have to upload time for the event.
  • Later you should upload a location
  • Now, upload a description of your event.
  • After that, you should edit other options of the event like Private, Public, and Group.
  • Then tap on “Create.”

    Sources : Delete an Event on Facebook

Using Desktop

You can make an event on Facebook using a desktop. Here are the instructions given below.

  • Firstly, you have to visit http://www.facebook.com in your preferred browser on the desktop.
  • After that, you should input your email ID and password to log in to your Facebook account.
  • Then you have to click on Events.
  • Thereafter, you should click on “+ Create Event.”
  • Later, select an event type from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, you should click on the “Upload Photo or Video” option.
  • After that,  choose a photo or video and then click on “Open.”
  • Then you should upload a name for the event in “Event Name” section.
  • Thereafter, add a location.
  • Later, you should add a time of the event.
  • Now, upload a description of your event.
  • After that, you should change your event type or make any other changes.
  • Then you have to click on “Create” or “Create Private Event” to publish your event.

Delete Event

If you want to delete an event on Facebook, you need to follow the steps given below.

  • Firstly, you have to visit the Facebook website in your preferred web browser.
  • After that, you should input your email ID and password to log in to Facebook account.
  • Then you have to navigate the Event page.
  • Thereafter, you should find the event that you would like to delete.
  • Later, you have to click on “Cancel Event.”
  • Now, you should click on “Yes” to confirm the deletion.

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How to Fix Netflix Not Loading Problem

Every once in a while, you want to sit down and watch some movies, or your favorite series without much hassle.  The first thing that pops into our mind is Netflix, start it, and there are hundreds of shows just for you to watch, but what happens when your primary source of entertainment does not work? Just sit back and read this article so that you would be able to help yourself if you run into some problems.

The Basics

First of all, the basic thing you need is an active internet connection. As you know, Netflix requires Internet, and if you do not have it, then it would not work. If your account is not logging in, then check whether you are typing your information correctly or not. If there are other users other than you who use that account, then you should ask if they have changed the password.

Sources:- Fix Netflix Not Loading Problem

You should also know that Netflix’s server itself may be down for some reasons. You can go to Netflix’s website where you can find a page dedicated to know the specific situation of the streaming app.

Another option is to restart the device or reestablishing the data connection you are using. You should keep the app updated to the latest version.

Loading Slowly

If your stream is buffering continuously or the quality is terrible, then you should check the data connection you are using. Try connecting your device to other servers and see if they connect. You can restart your modem and router to see if that solves the problem. If not, then you should try reaching your data operator.

Updating the App or Reinstalling it

As already mentioned, you should always keep your app updated. If a new version is available, then it is recommended that you should install it in the system. You can find the official app on the App Store of your operating system. If the update does not work, then you can consider reinstalling it.

Error 12001

Many users face this error. It could be because of outdated data in your device.

  • Go to the Settings tab.
  • Search device and select apps.
  • Locate Netflix and choose storage.
  • Then select clear data.

Now the data would be refreshed, and you would have to enter the login details again.

Black Screen Issue

An antivirus could cause this issue because many antiviruses are not compatible with Netflix; you should temporarily disable them. You should also clear caches and browser data and then try to open it. You can also disable the current plugins.

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How to Mute Facebook Users on iOS, Android and Desktop?

If you don’t want to read any update from a friend, then you can easily unfollow or mute them without blocking and unfriending. You can also mute their messages and posts in news feed. Now, I will show you how to mute Facebook user on iOS, Android, and desktop.

Mute Friends on iOS

Here is the process of muting friends on Facebook on iOS. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you will have to launch the Facebook application on your iOS device.

•    After that, you can log in with your username and password.

•    Then click on Facebook’s Settings.

•    Thereafter click on the News Feed Preferences.

•    You can click on “Unfollow people to hide their posts.”

•    Now, click on each friend you want to unfollow.

•    Click on Done at last.

Mute Friends on Android

 Here is the process of muting friends on Facebook on Android. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you will have to go to the Facebook application.

•    After that, you have to log in with your username and password.

•    Then click on the vertical ellipsis

•    Now you can click on Settings.

•    Thereafter you can click on  “News Feed Preferences.”

•    You can click on “Unfollow people to hide their posts.”

•    Select each friend that you want to unfollow.

•    Now, click on Done when you are finished.

Mute Friends in Facebook Messenger(Mobile)

Here is the process of muting friends in Facebook Messenger. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you will have to launch the Messenger application.

•    After that, you can click on the conversation.

•    After that, select your contact’s name.

•    Then you can see “Block.” Click on it.

•    Click on the toggle of “Block Messages” to the “On” position.

Muting Friends in News Feed (Desktop)

Here is the process of muting friends in Facebook’s news feed. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you will have to go to Facebook on the desktop.

•    After that, you have to log in with your username and password.

•    Then you can click on the menu button.

•    Thereafter select the “News Feed Preferences.”

•    Now, click on “Unfollow people to hide their posts.

•    Choose each friend you want to unfollow.

•    Tap Done when it is complete.

Muting Friends in Inbox

Here is the process of muting friends in Facebook’s inbox. Follow the instructions carefully.

•    First, you will have to go to the Facebook page on your device.

•    After that, you have to log in with your username and password.

•     Then click on the message icon.

•    Select a conversation that you want to mute.

•    Thereafter click on the gear icon.

•    Now, click on Mute Conversation.

•    Choose the period for which you want to mute the conversation.

•    Now, click on Mute to finish the process.

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How to Reset your Windows Login Password Using Command Prompt

Changing login password in Windows computer is easy. You can set and change your login password whenever you want and how many times you want. Windows offers multiple ways to reset the users or login password. You can change it from the Control Panel, Settings, as well as using the Command Prompt. Many users like to accomplish tasks in their computer with commands. You might also like to use the Command Prompt for performing tasks on your computer. There’s a condition to use Command Prompt that is you must have administrator access. If you don’t have it, you can’t change your login password. Here is how to reset your Windows login password using the Command Prompt.

How to access Command Prompt in your PC

The easiest method is searching for Command Prompt with the Start menu search.

1.    Open ‘Start’ in your Windows. Click the ‘Windows sign’ button at the lower-left corner in Windows 7 or earlier version to do so. If you’re running Windows 8, then simply take your mouse cursor to the left edge of the monitor. Alternatively, press the ‘Windows logo’ key on your keyboard, this will launch the start menu in all versions of Windows.

2.    Then click the ‘Search field’ or ‘Search icon’ to search for Command Prompt. In Windows XP, click ‘Run’ at the right side of the menu.

3.    Type ‘cmd’ or ‘command prompt’ into the search and press ‘Enter.’

4.    Right click on ‘Command Prompt’ or ‘cmd.exe’ under Programs in the search results.

5.    In the right-click menu, click on ‘Run as administrator’ option.

Command Prompt windows should start displaying on your desktop. It’s a black color window if asked for access, click ‘Yes.’

How to change or reset your Windows login password with Command Prompt

Once you access the Command Prompt in your PC, use the following commands as given in the below steps to change your password.

1.    Active the Command Prompt window, if it is not.

2.    Now, type “net user” command.

3.    Press ‘Enter’ key. This command will display all the user accounts you’ve created in your computer.

4.    Find the user account whose password you want to reset. If you’re changing the password of your own profile, then you’ll find it underneath the ‘Administrator’ heading.

5.    Now, type “net user [ACCOUNT NAME] *”. In place of ‘ACCOUNT NAME,’ type the user account name whose password you wish to change. Make sure to type the name exactly it is.

6.    Press ‘Enter’. This command shows a line asking you to enter your new user password.

7.    Carefully type a new password that you want to use for logging in to your user profile. Check the ‘Caps Lock’ key before typing your password.

8.    Then press ‘Enter’ key.

9.    You’ll be asked to retype your password to confirm, type the same password again. Be patient while typing the password as keyword takes a little time to appear.

10.    Press ‘Enter’ to finish.

If both your entered password match, you’ll see a message “The command completed successfully.” Now, when you log in to your user account next time, use your new password.

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