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Watch Live Now: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Launch Stream

Follow the Mi Mix 2S launch live at 7am UK time and be the first to hear about the new flagship from Xiaomi. When is the Mi Mix 2S launch? The Mi Mix 2S will be unveiled at 7am BST (that’s 2pm in Shanghai). How can I watch the Mi Mix 2S live stream? You’ll find the live stream from the event at the top of this page. There’s also a live blog below. Mi Mix 2S Launch Live Blog If you…

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How to Scan Photos on your Phone

Thanks to the quality and convenience of smartphone cameras most photos taken these days will spend their lives existing primarily in digital formats. Of course it wasn’t always this way, and there’s a good chance that somewhere in your house is a dusty shoebox filled with photographs from several years ago. Well, drag them out, put on the kettle and set aside a little time, because Google’s PhotoScan app makes it easy to capture those paper memories and add them to…

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How to Activate Windows 10 Online

If you’ve taken the plunge and updated to Windows 10, then you may well be wondering how you can activate the OS and make it all nice and official. There are actually two different ways to do this, depending on the way you upgraded, and in this feature we’ll show you how to use both of them. See also: How to find your Windows 10 product key. Once you have Windows up and running you might also want to take…

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How to Find Product Keys for Windows and Other Apps

Reinstalling software? Older versions of Windows and Microsoft Office require product keys. Here’s how to find them before your PC goes kaput. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. You just replaced your PC’s hard drive, but now you have to reinstall and reactivate Windows or Office on your new system. How can you do this without the product keys for your software? There are some tricks, but…

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How to Fix Application Unable to Start Correctly Error (0xc000007b)

If you see this error message: ‘The application was unable to start correctly’ it’s probably because you’re trying to run a game or program and there’s something not quite right. Below are various methods, most of which are simple, which you can use to try and fix the 0xc000007b error. You may only need to one but in some cases you’ll need a combination of them. Typically you’ll see this error when there’s a mixing of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows…

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How to Access Blocked Websites: 5 Ways to Beat Web Filters

It’s incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to browse the web only to find yourself blocked by a filter, whether it’s run by your office, school, ISP or even a government. Of course, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to set up – and abide by – filters for internet access, but even the best filter sometimes gets it wrong, and blocks the wrong stuff. Whether you’re the victim of an over-eager filter that’s flagged some content it shouldn’t have, or…

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How to Record Phone Calls: Record Landline & Mobile Calls

If you’re planning an important telephone conversation, recording what’s said could prove very valuable. First it provides you with a reminder and, second, if the other party disputes what they’d said, you have the necessary evidence to counter their claim. Here we will show you how to record phone calls. This is perfectly legal in the UK although it would be courteous to inform your contacts if you’re going to be recording them. Indeed, if the third party knows they’re…

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How to Ask Alexa to Print to Your HP Printer

Alexa can print certain items via your voice. Just ask her. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Did you know you can ask Amazon’s Alexa to print something on your HP printer? Yep, by getting the right information from your printer and enabling the correct skill through Alexa, you can direct a print job to your HP printer simply by speaking to Alexa. The trick is to…

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Reset a Mac’s NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility, and perhaps performing a Safe Boot. Your repair repertoire should also include a couple of additional procedures that can occasionally eliminate otherwise inscrutable problems—zapping the NVRAM and resetting the SMC. Zap the NVRAM (or PRAM) Back in the day, the standard list of quick fixes for random Mac ailments always included “zap the PRAM.” The P in PRAM stood…

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