Want to Install Amazon Alexa In Your Car? Learn How to Do It

Amazon’s Alexa is an Amazon virtual assistant device that can provide reports regarding weather and news, map routes, and execute various other functions. Primarily, it was usually used in domicile, but now can be used in the car as well. Though, there are several ways by which one can get easily connected Amazon Alexa in your car by just following a few simple steps. By installing Amazon Alexa in their car, anyone asks for directions, receive and make phone calls, get limited points of interest, stream music, and access music player and various other things you can do in just one voice command. However, for accessing this device, you need internet connectivity as Alexa requires the internet, use your smartphone internet data pack.

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Furthermore, there are some best and simple modes to get Alexa in a vehicle, and every mode has its hold cons and pros. While the Amazon Echo Auto is the best option, that’s the only tip of the iceberg. Below we described a few ways to install Alexa in your car, which are as follows:

  • New Equipment Infotainment Centers.
  • Amazon Echo Auto.
  • Navigation Devices.
  • Use an Echo Dot.
  • Smart Speakers.
  • Using your Smartphone.

Amazon Echo Auto

Amazon Echo Auto is basically an addition of the Echo product line, which is specially designed to use it in cars. However, it simply linked to your smartphone for access to the internet connection, as the Echo devices are not able to process speech and coming up with exact answers without even using the internet connection. As the Amazon Echo Auto is developed for using it in vehicles, it always comes with a 12v USB adapter, and it easily connects to the audio system of vehicle via an auxiliary wire or Bluetooth. Below we mention complete stepwise guide for installing Alexa in your car. The steps are quite simple and discussed here.

Steps to Install Alexa In the Car Using Alexa-Enabled Devices

When you completed the Amazon Echo Auto process, there are something more of Alexa-enabled devices which lets you install Alexa in their vehicle easily. Though, these devices drop into two types, which are as follows:

  • Alexa-Enabled Bluetooth Speakers.
  • Alexa-Enabled Navigation Devices.

Here are some steps which are quite simple and easy, only if you follow them in a proper sequence, as mentioned below. Doing this, in the same way, will save lots of time and efforts. Here how to do it:

  1. Firstly, click on the ‘Alexa app’ to install it on your smartphone.
  2. Then, setting up the Alexa device on your phone.
  3. If the Alexa-enabled device has any other proprietary app, set it up and install on your smartphone.
  4. Now, connect the Alexa-enabled device in your car. This device needs to setup it to the windshield, or dash, placing it in any holder, or setting it up in any secure places.
  5. If prompted, connect your Alexa-enabled device in any of the car electrical systems through 12v accessory socket or cigarette lighter.
  6. After that, power on the device and linked it to the Alexa app.
  7. Next, enable your smartphone hotspot or carefully enable the Wi-Fi hotspot to provide an internet connection.
  8. Join Alexa-Enabled device to the car’s audio system via Bluetooth or wired auxiliary connection, if available.

Finally, your device is ready to access Alexa in your car by using the Voice commands.

Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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Want to Enable Automatic- Answer Calls Feature on iPhone? Learn How to Do it

Auto-Answer calls is an amazing feature of Apple which has several uses and offers a wide range of applications for all types of iPhone users. This feature has an ability to answer the calls automatically, and much as this sound, with the auto-answer call features, turned on, then iPhone automatically answers all calls that ringing on your iPhone. Many times, you are in a situation where you want to answer cal but unable to receive it, it might be possible you are driving, cooking, and your hand gets wet, exercising and don’t want to fall off the treadmill and many others. No matter whatever the reason, you can’t able to pick up your phone right now or unable to click the tab to answer the call. However, if someone doesn’t want to miss the call, there is a solution for this, set your iPhone on Auto-Answer calls by enabling the auto-answer calls option. Although this feature is completely optional for users and easily supportive with all types of calls such as Wi-Fi calls, FaceTime video & audio calls, regular voice calls and VoIP calls directly from applications like WhatsApp and Skype.

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Do you want to use the auto-answer incoming calls features? The auto-answer calls features can answer calls automatically on your behalf when users wish to utilize the phone on hands-free mode. And any users are using Apple Watch, that allows you to make and answer calls by using your paired iPhone’s network connection, the Automatic-answer call helps you in many situations even when working together with your phone is quite impossible. Below we provide you a complete guide for enabling Auto-Answer call feature on your iPhone.

Steps to Enable Automatically-Answer Calls Feature on iPhone

In order to enable Auto-Answer calls Feature on the iPhone, one has to follow some steps or process which are pretty easy. But to prevent errors and unnecessary trouble, we suggest you follow them in the same manner as discussed below. Here how to do it:

Instructions to Set your iPhone to Automatic-Answer Calls

The easiest way to set your iPhone to Auto-Answer calls, just follow the steps which are illustrated below:

  1. Click on the ‘Settings’ icon to open it on the screen of your iPhone.
  2. In the ‘Settings’ section, click on the ‘General’ option.
  3. Choose the ‘Accessibility’ tab.
  4. Then, pick the ‘Call Audio Routing’ option.
  5. After that, click on ‘Automatic-Answer Calls located at the footer of the ‘Call Audio Routing’ window.
  6. After that, move the ‘Auto-Answer Calls’ button to the ‘ON’ mode to enable the feature.
  7. Choose the time duration of your iPhone and wait for few seconds till the call is automatically-answered.
  8. Once done, exit from the ‘Settings’ window.

Use Do Not Disturb Mode and Automatic-Answer Calls

Do not worry, Auto-Answer Calls feature works amazingly with iOS Do Not Disturb Mode. Whenever the Auto-Answer is utilized in combination with Do Not Disturb, then your iPhone device remains to answer all incoming calls from the contacts which are saved in the list of your favorites contacts even when it’s in Do Not Disturb mode. Here how to do it:

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ option to start the Settings on the screen.
  2. Click on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ tab.
  3. After that, turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature, either by moving the ‘Manual’ tab or setting up the ‘Custom Schedule’ by simply toggle the ‘Scheduled’ tab to ‘ON’ position and then set the hours for Do Not Disturb.
  4. Then, click on the ‘Allow Calls From’ tab appears on the ‘Do Not Disturb Screen.
  5. Press the ‘Favorites’ option.
  6. Finally, exit the ‘Settings’ tab.

Once completed the steps, this will automatically Answer calls and messages from the list of your favorite contacts via enabling the Do Not Disturb mode.

Sara is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Sara has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How to use Google Home to Find Your Lost Phone

It is so frustrating and a sad feeling when you lose your smartphone or are unable to find it especially, inside your house. Today, we are fixing the problem of finding a lost phone with the help of our Google Home or Google Home Mini. To find your phone with the help of Google Home smart speaker, we are providing a detailed tutorial. Make sure you read it carefully and apply the given below steps practically in your life.

To make Google find your phone, you have to set it up. Before you lose your phone again make sure to apply steps that we are providing in this article. So let’s get started.

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Requirements for using Google to find a Phone  

  • Your phone should awake at all times, so you should never let it run out of battery.
  • Sign into your Google account.
  • Always let the data flow through your phone( keep mobile internet always on).
  • Keep your phone number registered in the Google account.

How to find a lost Android device with Google Home

  1. Give access to appear on Google Play. Visit http://www.play.google.com/settings and navigate to the visibility section, now check the box beside Show in menus.
  2. Now check if everything is working fine by saying: “Okay Google, find my phone” to your Google Home or Google Home Mini speaker.
  3. Google will ask which phone to find, by telling your last four digits of your phone number.
  4. Say “Yes” to find your phone. Now Google will make a call to your phone number.
  5. Now you can hear the ringtone of your phone to find it.

How to find lost iOS device with Google Home

Apple devices need more workout to set up with a Google Home speaker to find your phone.

  1. As discussed previously, your phone number must be linked to your Apple phone.
  2. Go to Google Assistant app and then navigate to the settings to set up a voice command.
  3. Do the same with the iPhone or any iOS device. Go to play.google.com and follow the same procedure as mentioned above for Android devices.
  4. Now check if Google Home speaker can find your phone.
  5. Say: Hey, Google, Find my mobile to your Google home speaker. Now it will ask for which phone to find by telling you the four digit of your phone number.

If you have followed everything carefully, you’ll be able to find your phone with the help of Google Home or Google Home Mini.

Wrapping it up

This method doesn’t allow you to find your phone if you lose it in a different place. This method will only work by ringing your phone. Which will only work when you are standing nearby to your phone.

Mathew Anderson is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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How to Uninstall Inbuilt System Apps on Android

Want to delete pre-installed and unwanted system apps from your Android phone? Well, there is no direct way to uninstall preinstalled apps. In this blog, we will discuss the process of removing inbuilt apps from Android phones. Let’s get started.

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What Is a Bloatware in Android?

A Bloatware is a pre-installed app that is installed from the manufacturer’s choice. These apps can’t be uninstalled entirely from a phone because these apps are a part of your phone’s ROM, which is only readable memory of a device. Most of these apps are useless or unnecessary, and they also eat a lot of space in your internal storage. A highly filled internal storage causes a phone to misbehave and hang.

How to Delete Pre-installed Apps from Android via Settings?

In reality, no brand allows a user to delete the bloatware or inbuilt apps. But they provide a button to disable them forever. Let’s learn how to disable these unwanted and annoying apps.

  1. Go to “Settings” in your Smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the “Apps” option (This option may vary by the device to device).
  3. Tap on the app that you want to disable or remove.
  4. Tap on permissions and disable all permissions.
  5. Now tap on “Storage” and “clear all data.”
  6. Now tap on “Force stop.”
  7. Hit the “Disable” button and you are done here.

Do the same for the rest of your unwanted apps. By following the above guide, you can free a lot of RAM of your Smartphone. The free space in your internal storage will also increase because you have cleared a lot of app data that was essentially useless for you.

Is there any way to uninstall Bloatware entirely from a phone?

Yes, there are many ways to do that, but it is not recommended to entirely remove the Bloatware because it can result in ROM failure and many other problems. We never want your precious device to get destroyed. So, never try to use any third party apps to root your phone for uninstalling a system app.

Wrapping It Up

There is no way to remove a system pre-installed app from an Android Phone. Never root an Android phone which can easily void your warranty and also make your phone useless. The best way to get rid of the unwanted pre-installed app is to disable them by going through the above guide.

Bradon Wilson is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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How to Fix Basic Kindle Fire Problems and Bugs

Amazon Kindle Fire has built an excellent reputation across the glove. Kindle Fire is a cross between a smartphone and a laptop. It uses the Android OS, which is mostly used in smartphones. But, the Kindle Fire has some significant problems and bugs. Today we going to fix some of those common problems that are faced by Kindle Fire owners. Every tech gadget has some built-in problems that can be solved by a simple guide.

Kindle Fire Problems

Bug: Kindle Fire freezes at logo while turning on

People have complained about Kindle Fire, which is freezing at logo while turning their device on and guess what, some people have solved this problem completely. Even if you restart your device, it will be stuck again at the logo, which is very irritating. Let’s fix it.

Easy solution:

  • Put your Kindle on charging for at least 15 minutes.
  • During charging press and hold power button and wait for your device to restart. If your tablet usually starts then congrats because everything is now okay. If it gets stuck again at the logo, then it might not be a good sign.
  • Plug your device to the PC and see if the PC can recognize it.
  • If that does not work, then it means that your device software(Stock-ROM) has been corrupted.
  • If possible, try to reach the recovery menu and then wipe data and also clear the cache.
  • To open recovery menu press and hold volume up and power button together for 1 minute.
  •  If the recovery menu opens successfully, you can have the solution to this problem.
  •  You can use volume up and down buttons to scroll up and down and power button to select an option.

Issue: App Fails to Open or Crashes Sometimes

Easy solution:

  • Go to “Settings” then tap “Apps and Games” then press “Manage All Applications” and navigate to the app which crashes sometimes. Then tap “Force Stop” and then click “Clear Cache.”  If possible, clear the data also.
  • If the problem still occurs, then uninstall the app and then restart your device. Now install the application again and see if that works.

 Problem: Battery Dying Rapidly [Faster Draining]

This problem is the most common issue that users are facing with their Kindle Fire. The battery is the heart of every electronic gadget. Let’s solve this issue before your battery dies again:

  • Restart your device to see if the problem has gone.
  • Maybe some apps are causing the device to lose energy faster.
  • To see which app is causing the battery to drain rapidly install “Greenify” App from PlayStore.
  • Open the app and press on the + button on top-right corner. Then select the apps that are running in the background by tapping and holding on an app.
  • Then select the + button to add all these apps to hibernation.
  • Now all the apps are that run in the background are available to hibernate.
  • Now press the sleeping sign button located at the bottom in the right side of the app.
  • Wait until it hibernates all apps.
  • You have made it, the apps that were running in background are now all closed. The battery can last longer than before.

Sara is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Sara has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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How to Enhance the Battery life of Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is the most preferred ebook reading device among the bookworms. But some people have complained about Kindle Fire’s battery issue. People are claiming that this device is getting down in several hours of continuous usage. Are there any factors that can help us enhance the battery life? Amazon Kindle’s battery was made to be last longer than any other electronic devices. This device is made to be used for reading, which takes a lot of time. So it is pretty clear that this device has a perfect battery, but something is causing it to fall asleep earlier than usual. So let’s get started and solve the issues which are causing our battery to die rapidly.

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The Secrets of Long-lasting batteries

1. Be Polite with the Brightness of your screen

Kindle Fire comes with pretty good brightness of screen but do you really require that much of brightness only to read? Even many users have found that high brightness is the only reason for eye strain. Make sure you turn it to the lower position whenever you are reading in darkness such as in your bedroom.  To turn it to the lower settings, open the notification bar by swiping the finger down on your screen. Then you will see a slider move it from right to left completely to get the long battery life.

2. Kindle Fire Battery Saving Hack: turn off GPS and location services

If the location is continuously turned on in your tablet, then you are letting your device’s battery waste in the air. The GPS or location requires a lot of energy to work, so if you leave, it turned on, you are sucking your battery yourself.

To turn off location services, open the notification bar as we told you before by swiping down onto your screen, now tap on more and then select the location-based services in your device and tap on both options to turn off completely.

3. Disable Auto Email Sync

If you are using any one of the email apps to manage your accounts, then your device will be automatically syncing your emails in a specific time bound. Which eats some your battery silently in the background. The automation will sync the email every 15 minutes to check new emails. This thing requires a lot of energy so you can set it to the manual syncing, which will only sync when you will do. You don’t need this feature because you can check your emails in your smartphone then why engaging your Kindle Fire in doing the same.

To turn off automatic sync, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the “Email settings” from the email app.
  2. Then tap on “more.”
  3. After that, press “applications.”
  4. Then tap on “Emails.”
  5. Now press on “contacts.”
  6. After that, tap “Calendars.”
  7. Now tap the “account name.”
  8. Turn the “sync controls” to off.

4. Switch off Bluetooth and WiFi

WiFi, Bluetooth, and other wireless connectivity features can drain your battery faster than any other thing. It is better to turn them off whenever not in use. Only turn on when needed seriously. The best way to turn off all these features is to put your device into the fight mode, which will automatically turn every wireless connectivity to off.

5. Never Treat Your Kindle Fire as a Gaming Console

Yes, I know that games are an entertaining way to pass the time and refresh your reading journey but, if you can avoid them, then you should uninstall the games because video games eat a lot of battery.

Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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Make the Most Out Of Vimeo With These Tips and Tricks

Do you love to watch videos on the internet? If the answer is yes, then you might have heard about the Vimeo app. It has been there for users since 2004 and emerged as one of the best platforms for watching free videos. You can even upload your videos to be seen by others and share with your loved ones. A lot of people already use this platform, and you can connect with them as well after joining it. Vimeo comes as one of the best alternatives for YouTube.

It has a lot of great features and tools to upload and boost videos with ease. The best thing about Vimeo is that controlling content is more accessible as well as privacy settings are advanced if we compare it with others. Through Vimeo, you have the chance to create your fanbase and reach out to a large number of people in a short time. It is not a matter of concern if you are an amateur or a professional; you can easily make this platform beneficial for you. The best tips and tricks related to Vimeo are given below for you.

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Make sure your videos are customized

Vimeo provides you a bunch of tools that help make your videos more exciting and engaging. They are visible to you before you upload the videos on this platform. You get the option to change the background, add a few cool filters, tweak the video, and even allows adding an ideal logo on your video. The video that you upload on the Vimeo will look and play perfectly on all the devices.

Upload content that is web friendly

If video editing is your hobby or profession, then Vimeo can turn out to be an excellent platform for publishing videos from time to time. However, for best results, you must target the right audience before you upload any video. An ideal and engaging theme is necessary too. Take care of these things, and you are destined to fetch new followers and adds new ones on the list now and then.

Submit videos to various groups

By only creating an account and uploading content, you will not be able to achieve the best possible results on Vimeo. You must give an equal effort in promoting your videos. Like, you can get more views on your videos by sharing them with the right people. Find relevant groups and submit your videos over there to make people on Vimeo recognize you. Go to the Videos section and choose “+Collections” for joining a group on Vimeo. You will be able to join any group with ease and share your content accordingly.

Manage privacy

Privacy is essential for every user. And, Vimeo provides a lot of helpful privacy features to control your profile and videos. They include password protection, sharing links privately, and Embed Permissions. Even there is an option through which a few chosen users edit or comment on your videos. Control the audience for your videos perfectly with Vimeo.

Use Tip Jar for earning money on Vimeo

Not only you can reach out to people with your videos but make a decent amount of money as well. For that, you will have to enable the “Tip this Video” option under your videos. Viewers can donate money directly through that option. You can directly ask the viewers for giving money too.

Hence, these are the best tips and tricks that you can apply with Vimeo. It is one of the best digital platforms for uploading and watching videos and connecting with the relevant audience. You must try it if you haven’t till yet!

Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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