Samsung is working on a laptop with gesture controls

Samsung, the Southcorean company leader in consumer electronics, has been working on gesture controls since the Samsung Galaxy S4 in a very special way. The company calls this technology ‘Air Gestures’, because its devices have sensors capable of interpreting gestures “on the air” without touching any of the device’s surfaces. Now, according to a patent filed on the US, Samsung is working on a laptop with this technology.

In the Brand and Patents office in the US, Samsung has filed for a patent for a new laptop. It seems to be its next ‘flagship’ in their laptop series, with a trackpad sensitive to pressure and with the necessary sensors to recognize this gesture control without direct contact with the device. As shown in the patent filing, the trackpad would be in charge of interpreting the user’s gestures and above it is where the user should perform this gestures. For the time being, we don’t know which kind of gestures and for what purpose is the company setting them.

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How to lock your computer automatically, when it’s been a while since you’ve used it on Windows 10

Years ago, most users would try to avoid locking the access to their computers with passwords so they wouldn’t have to insert it every time they started or locked the computer. As time went by, users gave more importance to security and privacy aspects. Moreover, Microsoft has included more options to lock computers either with passwords, PIN, an image pattern, etc. Next, we will show you a small trick on Windows that allows you to lock the computer automatically when it’s been a while since you’ve used it.

The truth is, it is an option available on previous Windows versions but maybe some don’t know how to use it to lock the computer automatically when they stop using it. Continue reading “How to lock your computer automatically, when it’s been a while since you’ve used it on Windows 10”

Google will start recommending Android smartphones for businesses

Google just included the Google Pixel 2 in its Android Enterprise Recommended program, which is a certification program that will help selecting Android smartphones for businesses according to the security level they are able to provide. Alongside the Pixel lineup, the company also lists other models by Sony, Nokia and BlackBerry, among others.

Security is one of the elements that has always been highly relevant in the field of technology and, more recently, in the smartphone world. These electronical devices have become real mini portable PCs due to the constant increase in performance and the improvement of the user experience. In fact, smartphones have also become a must-have tool for everybody, especially in the business sector. Continue reading “Google will start recommending Android smartphones for businesses”

How to deactivate all notifications on Windows 10

Even though sometimes Windows 10 notifications may be helpful, the truth is most of the times these are a bother and a distraction, since you can’t avoid looking at every notification it shows you on the desktop despite what you are doing. The last version of Microsoft’s operative system offers the possibility of deactivating notifications and even doing it individually for the installed apps that can show notifications. We will show you next how to deactivate all notifications. (Read More: Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 Review)

The new settings page on Windows 10 has load of settings to manage different aspects of the system, among them, Windows 10 notifications. So from there, we will be able to deactivate most of Windows 10 notifications. Continue reading “How to deactivate all notifications on Windows 10”

Benefits of rooting Android in 2018: will it still make sense in Android P?

Rooting an Android phone tends to be a difficult decision to make, since usually it is something that nullifies the phone’s warranty according to many manufacturers. This never happens in the European Union though; if the phone brakes, the company has to prove that it was due to the rooting. But, what benefits does rooting an Android have in 2018?

Rooting Android: absolute control of the phone in your hands

Rooting a phone means getting admin or superuser permits. Thanks to it, we can have complete control over the system and modify any aspect we want. Without a root, we can’t install apps that change things like the status bar and customize buttons such as GravityBox via Xposed Framework (a must if you are on the root team), or Titanium Backup to delete or copy any application (including the bloatware or the system apps we don’t want to use).

Regarding elements of customization, Android has been adding more functions that before were only available on root, such as showing the battery percentage, changing the order of the virtual buttons or changing the default theme of the phone. The root means being a step ahead of what Google offers currently. Continue reading “Benefits of rooting Android in 2018: will it still make sense in Android P?”

Is it harmful to sit close to the monitor?

Surely your parents used to say this over and over: “do not sit so close to the TV” or “get away from the monitor or you will have to wear glasses.” These phrases lack important arguments that may make us think they are right, although we never know. Were our parents right?

Is there a safe distance when sitting in front of the monitor?

Our parents are concerned because, by 1960, defective TVs emitting a huge amount of X-rays were created, making them very harmful devices that would force us to wear glasses.

After almost 60 years, we can confirm that TVs and monitors do not emit any type of radiation that is so harmful to the eyes. However, being exposed to our monitor’s backlight for long periods of time can have a negative effect: eye strain.

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How to prevent Windows 10 from resetting some default apps

Everybody likes having specific default apps on Windows 10 so when we want to open a file, a specific app does it. For example, we can have a text file to always open with Notepad, Word or any other tool that we choose, have a link to open with our favorite browser, have an image to open with the image viewer that we choose, etc. However, many of you have certainly noticed how Windows resets the default apps on Windows 10, sometimes after an update. Right now, we will show you how to prevent Windows 10 from resetting some default apps that we use to open a specific type of file on our computer.

To do this, we can use a tool that has been especially designed to prevent Microsoft from resetting certain default apps when you least expect it, forcing you to set up your system again to use default apps chosen by you. Continue reading “How to prevent Windows 10 from resetting some default apps”