Author: Kymani Vargas

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A Guide to Having Android Apps Running on Your PC

You probably think that in order to run Android apps, you are going to need a tab or a smartphone. However, Android is a developer-friendly operating system (OS). It means that you can run Android apps for PC if you just know how to do it. You can tweak around a new app you’ve just created and see how it goes when it is live or you may just want to play your favorite smartphone games on a bigger screen. Whatever reasons you might have, knowing this trick will improve your experience in using the OS. So, stick with us!

Get an Emulator

emulator for androidInstalling an emulator might be an easy task, but setting it up so that it matches your hardware can get a bit complicated. And we are talking about Android Studio, here. Google officially released it to accommodate app developers to test out their pre-live works. Besides, installing APK needs to be done manually by copying the downloaded files to the target directory. It is too complicated to use if you just want to play a game or run a social media app on your PC.

Second, Bluestack App Player is your best choice if you want to run Android apps on your PC without modifying them. However, it has some limitation on creating the “Layer Cake” between the Android OS and your Windows. Consequently, you might experience occasional crashes. Besides, it is still not compatible with some games that utilize the tilting detection feature of smartphones.

Install an Android OS

android osIf you use Android apps for the long term and you direly need it to be smooth and fluid, then you need a PC OS/port that can integrate with the Android system. Basically, it will make your computer one giant smartphone. And your best choices for this purpose are the Android-x86 Project and Remix OS.

The minimum specs to run those OS are 2GB RAM and 2GHz dual-core processor. You can still run these ports on top Windows, but lagging and stuttering apps will happen sometime. Your best setting will be to install them on a partition disk. However, note that apps that use tilting detection feature or tapping might not run properly even with and Android PC port installed. You might need extra hardware for that purpose.

Conclusion

The most important step to make before deciding which method suits you best is to determine how you are going to use the Android compatibility mode. Allocating a partition entirely for Android use might be too much for some users, especially if the whole efforts are for playing one or two games. However, if you get the Layer Cake port, then some problems might still occur. Therefore, think carefully about what you want, or you can just go directly trying each of the options above.…

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Internet Security Tips

Cybercrime has been on the rise in recent times. Everybody who uses the Internet is at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime. This makes it essential to take proper security measures whenever you are online. Below are a few tips that can help you enjoy Internet usage without exposing yourself to hackers.

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Use Strong Passwords

The first step of protecting your online information should be to set up strong passwords. The passwords should include a combination of numbers, letters, and other characters to make it almost impossible for someone else to guess. You should also avoid saving your passwords online. Memorizing is probably the safest way to store your passwords. Remember to use different passwords for different accounts as opposed to using the same password for all your online accounts.

When it comes to security questions, make sure that you do not give obvious answers which a hacker can guess or dig up from your online profiles. It is okay to provide false information to the security questions as long as you do not forget the answers.

Update Your Operating System and All Software

Popular operating systems such as Mac and Windows usually have updates regularly. Installing new updates often might seem too much, but it is quite essential to do so. This is because the updates usually contain protection against the latest security threats. All the other software installed on your computer should also be kept updated. Turning on the auto-update feature for all apps may be a good idea.

Take Precautions When Using Public Wi-Fi

Using public Wi-Fi is a great idea to save on your data plan. However, it also poses a significant security threat as someone on the same network can intercept your data. A hacker will be able to access your personal information if you do not take the right precautions. Start by turning off file sharing before accessing any public Wi-Fi. Also, avoid signing into any account that requires a password. You can use a VPN to beef up the security further.free wifi

Delete Suspicious Emails

If you receive an unsolicited email, usually containing a suspicious attachment, avoid opening it and delete it as soon as you can. This is because the attachments may contain dangerous malware. You can also use software that blocks such emails from reaching your inbox.…