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The new top-of-the-line Android smartphone may have state-of-the-art hardware but efficiency comes at the price of low battery life. If you would like to suck out more battery life without having a huge effect on efficiency on your Android smartphone, you are at the right spot.

In the last 7-8 years, telephones have become thinner and thinner, giving the battery-less space. In addition to this, brighter displays and faster quad-core and octa-core processors made the battery life situation worse. Any time the Android OS is placed on the backdrop of more and more users, power-hungry GPS, 3 G, and 4 G LTE networks even shorten the mobile battery life significantly.

For the past decade or so processing speed, RAM and CPU load have risen more than 10 times, compared to a marginal change in battery technology. But the good news is that your Android smartphone is able to gain a lot more battery life by wisely changing those settings and removing a few unnecessary functions. Here we will explore in detail the top 10 ways to suck more of your Android smartphone’s battery life out.

The below screenshots are taken from the Android v5.0.2 enabled Google Nexus Unit. The gui can slightly differ if your phone has a different version of Android or has skin on top of Android (TouchWiz, HTC Sense). Readers should keep this in mind–

Enable Power Saver mode

Enable Power Saver mode

Enable Power Saver mode

Switch on Power Saver mode when the battery is low. Android 5.0 is supplied with built-in power saver mode. Although they don’t have Lollipop, along with Android 5.0 phones like Galaxy S5, HTC one M8 comes with ultra-power saving mode. It can be programmed on certain phones so that the power consumption mode is enabled when the battery juice falls below certain amounts. Power saving limit certain radio, data and synchronisation functions to scramble up to one day for an additional hour of runtime or standby period.

Use Darker wallpaper

Use Darker wallpaper

Use Darker wallpaper

Backlight remaining behind these pixels illuminates the displays. In today ‘s smartphones, LCD and AMOLED two big forms of display technology. The LCD lights up the entire display or a part of it at a time, while AMOLED individually illuminates every pixel. You force the phone to use less power when lighting the pixels by using darker wallpapers. If your phone has an AMOLED display it can save more power.

Disable Automatic synchronization of email, Facebook, Twitter

Disable Automatic synchronization

Disable Automatic synchronization

Apps such as Facebook Twitter, which Gmail used to connect to the server all the time with mobile data / WiFi. You can greatly improve battery life by allowing these applications to sync manually.

Turn off vibration

Turn off vibration

Turn off vibration

Who doesn’t like the haptic feedback when you type it, but you should know that the vibration motor sucks a lot of battery juice for this convenience. To switch off haptic feedback, go to Settings > Sound & Vibration > Other sounds and turn to Vibrate off on the touch screen. This gives you more than 10 minutes of talk time during a charge period.

Delete unnecessary Widgets

Delete unnecessary Widgets

Delete unnecessary Widgets

Try to reduce your home screen. Just because your widgets stand idle on your home screen doesn’t mean that they don’t consume electricity. Only keep the widgets you use every day. Delete all but seldom used widgets to boost your smartphone’s battery life. To delete the button, click it and switch it to the trashcan icon at the top or bottom of your screen.

Disable gesture and voice-activated features

disable gesture and voice activated features

disable gesture and voice-activated features

Manipulations such as eye-tracking, voice activation, and voice control use a lot of battery power even while using your phone while offering a little user convenience. We recommend that you deactivate these gimmicky features to avoid their power consumption. All power makers have all gesture settings. You can find somewhere in the menu click to deactivate these movements.

Turn off WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC

Turn off WiFi Bluetooth NFC

Turn off WiFi Bluetooth NFC

When you don’t need them, turn off WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and wireless data. Just trigger them if you need them. Bluetooth and NFC are rarely used and so only turn them on when you need them. When you don’t need data services on your devices, try to turn off WiFi and mobile data. This saves considerable battery power to boost your smartphone’s overall battery life.

Turn off GPS and location services

Turn off GPS and location services

Turn off GPS and location services

Do you need accurate GPS-based location service all day long? The response is no in 99.99 percent of the cases. But why keep GPS on all day? GPS positioning is a dynamic task and involves a lot of battery power and processing. If you’re using GPS all day long, Google will use it to know your exact location to deliver Google Now GPS cards and targeted ads for you. Facebook, Twitter also uses GPS location services if left switched on 24 Twitter 7. Switch on GPS and location services only if your smartphone requires navigational support, this is good both for your battery and for privacy.

Figure out power hog apps

Figure out power hog apps

Figure out power hog apps

The battery power can still be used by disabled and suspended applications. Go to the battery monitor for Android and see which apps consume the most power. And you can close, disable or even uninstall power hog apps to boost battery life considerably depending on your needs.

Lower Screen Brightness and screen timeout

Lower Screen Brightness and screen timeout

Lower Screen Brightness and screen timeout

The best way to conserve battery for any intelligent computer is to preserve brightness. In most cases, about 40% of the battery juice is consumed. Hold your screen brightness at 50% or less, which will greatly increase your Android smartphone battery life. When you set your screen brightness auto (adaptive brightness), this will easily drain battery juice when you have bright sunshine outside. Settings > Monitor > Brightness Level allows you to change screen brightness

Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed reading this article and the knowledge will help boost your smartphone’s battery life when you are in need. Help your family and friends share this article in social media and know the tips you’ve learned here. It’s time to carry a second phone or purchase a battery pack if you can not survive with an empty battery.

Mahesh is leading digital marketing initiatives at RecentlyHeard, a NewsFeed platform that covers news from all sectors. He develops, manages, and executes digital strategies to increase online visibility, better reach target audiences, and create engaging experience across channels. With 7+ years of experience, He is skilled in search engine optimization, content marketing, social media marketing, and advertising, and analytics.

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Top 10 Fastest Trains in The World 2020.

In 2021, there are negligible trains are running due to pandemic.  What is the maximum speed for trains? In 2015, the Japanese maglev train L0 Series achieved an absolute railway speed record of 375 mph (602 km/h). In reality, there are about 10 super-fast trains with a speed greater than 200 mph. In this comparative review, we have collected such fastest trains in the world. You will find out what are the fastest trains in the world, what are their maximum speeds, in which countries they operate, who their manufacturer is and a lot of other interesting information.

In the post-war years when the baby boomers were kids, the word “train” used to evoke different images. These were images of colossal lumbering beasts such as the Flying Scotsman and Union Pacific Big Boy with six feet tall cast iron wheels and huge pistons heaving to and fro. From 1964 that all changed. The first “bullet train”, formally known as Shinkansen, ran in 1964 between Tokyo and Osaka. Ever since, the world has viewed railways differently.

Talgo 350, 217 mph, Spain –

Talgo 350, 217 mph, Spain

Talgo 350, 217 mph, Spain

Patentes Talgo, a Spanish company, developed Talgo 350 (T350). This very high-speed train entered the service with the name RENFE AVE Class 102. Besides, it started its journey on the Madrid-Barcelona and Madrid-Valladolid lines in Spain. The train is also known as Pato as its nose resembles the beak of a duck.

Spain commenced the trial runs of the entirely constructed prototype in 2002. Additionally, the designers designed the T350 train to be optimally aerodynamic to handle air pressure and air currents at high speeds. Its main feature is the high redundancy level in traction between rail and auxiliary systems. Moreover, it has a lightweight, airtight, and pressurized car body to comfortably pass through tunnels and crossings.

AGV Italo, 224 mph, Italy –

AGV Italo, 224 mph, Italy

AGV Italo, 224 mph, Italy

The first train in the AGV Series, Italo AGV, entered into service in April 2012. Officials considered it to be the most modern train in Europe. Besides, this train operates with the highest speed of 186 mph on Italy’s different high-speed lines. However, the AGV can run up to 224 mph. AGV trains consist of a fewer number of bogies per train that reduce the maintenance costs.

We can find more space inside of this high-speed train because it uses permanent-magnet synchronous motors. Additionally, the passengers of AVG Italo trains can travel between Rome and Naples in just an hour. Moreover, the trail follows the European TSI interoperability standard, which offers safety, reliability and environmental protection, availability, health, and technical compatibility.

Siemens Velaro, 250 mph, Spain –

Siemens Velaro, 250 mph, Spain

Siemens Velaro, 250 mph, Spain

The german-based company, siemens, developed thE world’s fastest high-speed conventional train. Additionally, the Krefeld-Uerdingen factory in Germany manufactured it. These trains’ five variants include Velaro E, Velaro RUS, Velaro e320, Velaro D, Velaro CRH3 and Velaro E are operational in China and Spain, respectively.

Moreover, the efficiency, sustainability, and passenger comfort and convenience is a major advantage. Velaro RUS, Velaro D, and Eurostar will become operational in Russia, Germany, and the UK and the future. We can find these trains are fully operable in snow and ice. Besides, the driver’s clear visibility in various snow conditions is one of the main features.

Frecciarosa 1000, 250 mph, Italy –

Frecciarosa 1000, 250 mph, Italy

Frecciarosa 1000, 250 mph, Italy

Italy designed it with a top speed of 250 mph and a high commercial speed of 220 mph. But it is currently certified for 190 mph, is also known as ETR 400. Bombardier built the ‘Red Arrow’ train in partnership with AnsaldoBreda. Additionally, this advanced model train provides long-distance passenger service on high-speed lines. It features mainly interoperability, safety, and comfort.

The newest high-speed train started its first journey from Milan to Rome on April 25, 2015. It is also a silent train that creates less noise. Moreover, the Frecciarossa 1000 is the world’s first high-speed train to have obtained the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), as it can limit CO2. It also uses the ERTMS for controlling the train that eliminates human error.

Fuxing Hao CR 400AF/BF, 260 mph, China –

Fuxing Hao CR 400AF/BF, 260 mph, China

Fuxing Hao CR 400AF/BF, 260 mph, China

The CR400AF train mainly features a streamlined body for low drag and high speed. We can find both sides of its car body as silver-gray background with red lines. So these decorations make this train looking more elegant and powerful. The CR400BF train provides a protruding vitreous head with gentle sides. Additionally, we can find the gold ribbons outlining its pure white background body.

In 2007, China officially introduced the Fuxing Hao CR 400AF/BF high-speed train into service on the Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway line. Besides, the train needs only 4 hours to run from Beijing south to Shanghai Hongqiao. People said The CR 400 AF as ‘Dolphin Blue’ and CR 400 BF as ‘golden phoenix.’

HEMU-430X, 267 mph, South Korea –

HEMU-430X, 267 mph, South Korea

HEMU-430X, 267 mph, South Korea

HEMU-430X is standing for the High-Speed Electric Multiple Unit 430 km/h experimental. It is an experimental South Korean high-speed train designed for speeds up to 267 mph. But, it achieved 261.846 mph in a test run on March 31, 2013. Moreover, this high speed makes South Korea the world’s fourth country after France, Japan, and China to develop the fastest train running above 260.976 mph.

The newest feature of this train compared to older high-speed trains is mainly distributed traction. The trains’ commercial versions include the EMU-260 and EMU-320. South Korea will deliver these versions to Korail in 2020-2021. Additionally, they unveiled HEMU-430X on May 17, 2012. They also expect it to undergo around 100,000 km of testing up to 2015.

Shanghai Maglev, 268 mph, China –

Shanghai Maglev, 268 mph, China

Shanghai Maglev, 268 mph, China

It is a magnetic levitation train that helps people travel from Pudong International Airport right to the city’s heart. Besides, this train’s breakneck speed will impress us and have an exciting first experience in the city. In 2003, Guinness Records enrolled it to be the world’s fastest train in commercial use. Its energy consumption is only half that of buses and a quarter that of airplanes.

The trains don’t touch the railway line, which makes the sound quieter than other trains. This third oldest maglev line came after the British Birmingham Maglev line and German M-Bahn line. Additionally, this train doesn’t touch the railway line. Therefore, the sound makes it quieter than other trains. Like an airplane, it has very modern, clean, and comfortable inside.

Harmony CRH 380A, 302.0 mph, China –

Harmony CRH 380A, 302.0 mph, China

Harmony CRH 380A, 302.0 mph, China

China designed the CRH380A to operate at a cruise speed of 217 mph and a maximum speed of 236 mph in commercial service. Its regular service takes place on the route between Shanghai and Nanjing. Additionally, this design reduces aerodynamic pressure.  Its vibration-free bodies make a more comfortable passenger experience. It has low-weight aluminum alloy bodies with fish-head fronts.
The CRH 380A trains can carry around 494 passengers at a time. We can find a VIP sightseeing spot near the driver’s cabin that allows travelers to view the running train. Moreover, China also incorporates these trains with advanced noise control technology like new sound-absorbing and insulating materials in its construction.

TGV POS, 357.2 mph, France –

TGV POS, 357.2 mph, France

TGV POS, 357.2 mph, France

Alstom built this TGV train for the French national rail company (SNCF) on France’s high-speed rail lines. Besides, the TGV POS links France with southern Germany and Switzerland. In Switzerland, it runs from Basel to Zurich and Vallorbe to the Lausanne line that coming from Paris. Additionally, the POS 4402 train set a new world speed record on April 3, 2007.

Its asynchronous motors help the individual motor’s isolation in a powered bogie in case of failure. Additionally, SNCF numbered it in the 4400 series. These are just faster and more efficient TGVs. Like TGV Duplex, the outside bodywork on the power-cars. Besides, France started the train’s service in 2006. Moreover, France commissioned the first TGV train on Paris to Geneva itinerary in 1981.

L0 Series Maglev, 375 mph, Japan –

L0 Series Maglev, 375 mph, Japan

L0 Series Maglev, 375 mph, Japan

We can easily distinguish it by its too long nose that is 49 ft in length. This feature helps the L0 Series Maglev to reduce drag, increase speed, and decrease energy consumption. Additionally, L0 Series Maglev holds the land speed record at 375 mph that it achieved on April 21, 2015.

Besides, this train broke a speed record of 361 mph that another Japanese maglev, the MLX01, set in December 2003. This one of the fastest trains will begin its commercial operation in Tokyo and Osaka. This train will also require only 40 minutes to run from Tokyo to Nagoya, covering 178 miles. Moreover, we expected the first section to Nagoya to be ready by 2027.

 

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The 10 Best Video Games

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The 10 Best Video Games

Last year may not have gone down as one of the best years in gaming, but hey, at least we got Untitled Goose Game. The 2010s, however, represented a step forward for the industry, with titles like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Batman: Arkham series. Now, we’re nearly through the first year of a new decade, and in a twilight year too. The PS4 and Xbox One were booted to the trash heap, as we wished them farewell to welcome in a super-powered generation of machines. The PS5 showcased heavy-duty tech that rivaled the guts of even the strongest PC tower, while the less-heralded Xbox Series X proved itself to be just as formidable, if lacking in launch titles.

But fret not, the old consoles went out with a bang in terms of new games. This year was stacked with titles spanning all audiences, from plenty of action-RPGs and first-person shooters, to some insanely narrative-driven games, to some equally artful and wacky indie projects. A new Animal Crossing (!!) and a sequel to The Last of Us proved that you can always rely on impressive triple-A outings. Same goes for the always-innovative indie community, with a gem like Fall Guys blessing our consoles.

The previous-gen consoles’ goodbye tour was bittersweet—doubly so for all those folks who couldn’t get their hands on a PS5—but with boundary-pushing titles like Dreams and Ghost of Tsushima, it has been a great year for gaming. After hours of research (a.k.a. playing games), these are Esquire’s 11 best video games of 2020. If you’re still unhappy with this gaming slate, don’t forget that we’ll be blessed by the divine god SkateBIRD in due time.

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

Platform: PS4

Ah, yes. The game with a story so good that I’ll never—and I mean, never—play it again. The Last of Us Part II hit right in the first few months of the pandemic, which meant all of us were already in a not-so-stable mood when we first got a chance to catch up with Ellie and Joel again. As a follow-up to the famous first title from Naughty Dog, it was daunting, reckless, and unexpected. (I won’t spoil anything here, but you can check out my review if you’d like to relive some of the trauma.)

It defied a lot of what made the previous title so good, and caused a bit of a riptide in the gaming community. But, although it may have isolated some fans who were hoping for more of the same, Naughty Dog deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to spend some time looking in the mirror and reassessing the modern action-adventure genre that the studio itself helped create. They wrote a story so challenging, so tortured, that it left many of us flat on our backs, afraid to ever press start again.

In the months since, I’ve wondered what a video game needs to do to be good, or great. I’m not sure a game needs a narrative as heartbreaking as this one. Hell, I’m not even sure if it was wise of me to play it during a time like this. But at the end of the year, the game that sticks with me the most is The Last of Us II. And I don’t anticipate forgetting it anytime soon. Oh god, that golf club.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Platform: PS4

This year we finally got to return to Midgar, and it was glorious. Sure, any game surrounded by this much hype was bound to have criticism heaped on it, but Final Fantasy VII Remake is a masterful reimagining of the title that redefined what an RPG could be. It takes the iconic story of the original and draws it out, but not in a shallow way.

Tetsuya Nomura and Square Enix fleshed out nearly everything in this world that could be fleshed out—like so many characters who appeared in FF7 but never got the time of day, save for roles as class fillers in the party—without making it drag. Remake also introduced an engaging style of action-RPG, melding the party balancing system from traditional RPGs with more fluid, flashy combat, and overturning the turned-based system.

It was revelatory as a longtime fan to dive back in and experience so much more of Midgar, all while digesting it in the way the original illustrators wanted our imaginations to see those primitive, blocky 3D characters more than 20 years ago. By no means does the Final Fantasy VII remake replace the original. It instead does something even better: It creates what feels like a truly new experience.

Demon’s Souls

Demon's Souls

Demon’s Souls

Platform: PS5

A game that started an entire subgenre of video games—and an overused delineation for difficulty—Demon’s Souls was fully remade this year as a launch title for the PS5, and it could not have turned out better.

Led by Bluepoint Studios, who remade Shadow of the Colossus back in 2018, this rebuild of the 2009 PS3 title seamlessly shows off just how much the PS5 can do. The textures, gameplay, lighting, and combat are the quintessential Souls experience while still feeling nothing like what I’ve ever experienced before from this caliber of game.

The demons and landscapes come to life in immense and remarkable detail, and everything from magic to armor has a unique glow or shine to it that’s just plain beautiful. Demon’s Souls is a hard game, that’s for sure, the darkest soul of Dark Souls, but with servers back up to summon blue phantoms for help, plus years and years of online guides, it’s more than manageable. This game is just too damn good for any PS5 owner to forgo playing for fear of intimidation.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Platform: Nintendo Switch

At this point, your island might be long forgotten, blanketed by a musty coat of weeds, weeping villagers everywhere, as your copy of Animal Crossing:

New Horizons sits untouched. Which… is okay, even if Henry the Frog and his sweet Virgo heart won’t ever recover from your absence. Just remember, please: Those cute animals were there for you during the early pandemic! Animal Crossing:

New Horizons blew up the scope of its predecessors, providing comfort to a whole damn planet in crisis. So, just know: When Tom Nook yelled at you and took your money, he really meant to take your mind away for a bit. Thank him. Thank him, Tommy, Timmy, and every fluffed creature in your pocket would for us all.

Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

Platform: PS4, PS5

Ghost of Tsushima wasn’t on my radar nearly as much as it should have been before its launch (my bad), and now it’s all I can play. This game demonstrates precise action-RPG combat, where timely dodges and blocking are crucial, then blends it with so many different (and challenging) playstyles.

Are you going to be Jin, sticking to the samurai code and facing your enemies head-on, crowd-controlling larger groups? Or are you going to work like a ghost, emphasizing stealth? The best part is you can, and should, do both.

These extremely polished combat styles are mixed with a metric ton of tools and abilities, and now that there’s online multiplayer, which is out of this world (especially for a free update), it’s amazing to see just how differently everyone plays this game—and how any strategy, after being refined, seems to work.

A title with a combat system so deep that it can support never-ending options for tackling any given obstacle deserves a massive amount of respect. Beyond all of that, it’s just a damn fun, and damn beautiful, game. Ghost of Tsushima blends stunning and non-exhausting open-world adventuring, intensely thoughtful combat, gorgeous landscapes, and in-depth story, peppered with homages to classic samurai cinema. It was a perfect send-off for the PS4, really showing what that generation ultimately became by taking the tech to its absolute limit.

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch

Kill! Kill! Kill! When the quarantine first started, when all of us buckled down and shuttered ourselves inside for the indefinite future, I found a lot of comfort from Doom Eternal. I’m not a first-person shooter guy; I have trouble enjoying the genre and its constant skull-fracturing.

Maybe it’s my pandemic brain speaking right now, but Doom Eternal felt like a cold shot of joyful relief straight to the ass cheek. God, this game fucking rocked, didn’t it? I’d spend the day reading the worst news imaginable, and then start my evening by popping demons like bubble wrap.

For a few weeks, hell was like the inside of my head—there was bad stuff inside it, and only the Doomslayer could root it out. I ripped, tore, and exploded every dead-eyed ghoul I could find, until I killed Satan himself in the end. Eternal may not have had the best (or most coherent) story, but hey, towards the end of the game you get a fucking sword. More games should end with you getting a sword.

Dreams

Dreams

Dreams

Platform: PS4, PS5

It’s easy to call Dreams one of the best games of the year. The tougher question is to pick which game within Dreams is the biggest contender.

Media Molecule’s game maker playground, which liberates the expensive and closed-off world of game development, allowing for anyone with a PlayStation to chase their loftiest video game dreams (heh), is absolutely stuffed to the brim with inventive and impressive indie mini-titles.

There are a few fan-made Sonic games that finally show Sega how the speedy blue guy could work in three dimensions. A cute and inventive kaiju rampage game called Ruckus earned a lot of attention earlier this summer. The list goes on, but the real highlight of Dreams, I think, is all the horror experiences that people have made.

You can really craft any sort of game that you want in Dreams, and it seems like, right now, people have some stunning—and scary—ideas (I can’t imagine what sort of trauma might have caused that…). Earlier this year I wrote about Sinfeld Chronicles, a spooky exploring title based in the Seinfeld universe. I still check back in with Sinfeld every few months just to see what’s going on with Jerry, Kramer, and their demon-infested apartment building.

That’s really the joy of Dreams. It’s not just a video game, it’s a living, breathing network, built by gamers, for gamers. And I have a hunch that Dreams is going to continue to grow and spark the fascination of aspiring developers for many, many years to come.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Oh, man, did the THPS remake arrive just when we needed it. Who knew ska could sound so good in 2020? This year really was a huge step forward for remakes and remasters—we had Demon’s Souls, Insomniac’s Spider-Man, Super Mario 3D All-Stars… the list goes on. In past years, the act of remaking an old game usually meant just getting the bones of it to stand up on a modern-day console.

In 2020, a remake looks like a precious love letter. Activision combined all the nostalgia from the first two entries in its skateboarding franchise with gorgeous, sun-soaked 4K graphics, and a roster featuring all of skating’s most beloved icons, old and new.

God, did it feel good to drop into the Warehouse again, or to grind the helicopter in Hangar. Now, after such an uproarious reception, it seems like the sky’s the limit for the revitalized THPS series. The Birdman flies again! Here’s hoping that the follow-up brings back New Jersey from Tony Hawk’s Underground.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Platforms: PS4, PC

I’d been saying it for months, or at least since Fall Guys was revealed: It is a genius game, and it will be my Game of the Year. I’m stubborn so I’ll hold to that, but honestly, Fall Guys is one of those games that took the internet by storm. It’s extremely accessible, allowing anyone and everyone who wants to play it an easy opportunity.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s challenging, but only because you all keep grabbing me and getting in my damn way. This game is designed to pit players against each other and environments, causing mass battle royale chaos. Additionally, the art direction is just about the cutest thing to come out of 2020, not that there was a lot of competition there.

You’re a little bean, and now you can even wear a wizard hat, or a Sonic costume, or a Goose Game costume, or other outfits that keep players incentivized to earn those crowns; the game has a massive amount of revolving content and some truly cool collaborations. Fall Guys is just about the perfect example of infuriating fun—the type of game that has you losing and immediately starting back up to try again, never so mad as to rage quit, but always on the edge of your seat.

Crash 4: It’s About Time

Crash 4: It's About Time

Crash 4: It’s About Time

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Crash Bandicoot is an emotion to me. It’s so damn nostalgic, and as goofy as this character is, there’s a reason he can come out of the woodwork years later with the same hardcore loyal following.

Crash 4 is the first main series game we’ve seen since 1998, and it picks up right where Crash 3 left off. What the folks at Activision and Toys for Bobs did is a true feat, as it feels new and exciting while still tapping into those old Bandicoot skills. The gameplay is just as hard and unforgiving as ever, but in a wonderful way that I personally have been missing from 3D platformers for a while now.

All this coupled with the beautiful designs and visuals makes for the perfect rebirth of the old Crash. Crash and some others on this list prove that gaming, at least this year, unlike Hollywood, knows how to revitalize old franchises in a respectful way. Crash 4 is a must play for anyone, and with a ton of new difficulty settings and some stellar multiplayer features, even if Crash is traditionally not for you, there’s plenty here to mess around with that’ll make it fun bordering on emotional.

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Top 10 Best PDF Submission Sites

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When it comes to a professional point of view, the written files and papers must be documented carefully. For this purpose, the official documents must be documented in “Portable Document Format”( PDF ).

PDF ensures the safety and security of the official documents. After working with the official documents in any of the formats, it must be converted into a PDF so that the file can be safeguarded from fraudulent practices. So now I’ll be suggesting to you the top 10 most popular PDF submission sites. Have a look at them.

SlideShare

SlideShare

SlideShare

SlideShare is an American website for uploading professional content for a higher level of reach. It was launched on October 4, 2006. Initially, this website is used in promoting the expansion of professional content, and eventually, it ended up dealing with entertainment content too.

Features

  • It is one of the slide hosting service sites.
  • This site need not require any registration and it is completely optional.
  • This site has about 38 million registered users.
  • This site supports documents, PDFs, webinars, and videos.
  • Files can be uploaded to this site both privately and publicly in any of the formats.
  • The users of SlideShare include NASA, The White House, IBM, Hewlett Packard, etc.

MediaFire

Mediafire

Mediafire

MediaFire is one of the online backup service websites. It was launched in June 2006 by Derick Labian and Tom Langridge. It is a commercial website that offers client software for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux Android, iOS, Blackberry 10, and other website services.

Features

  • It has free flow access to all the files stored on the website.
  • It has strong security features that ensure the file from all malpractice.
  • All the files uploaded to the website can be effortlessly shared by links, email, and all social media platforms.
  • It can store any size of files and provides easy sharing facilities.
  • It provides a storage space of 10GB for free and 50GB space free with bonuses.

4Shared

4Shared

4Shared

4Shared is an online file storing and sharing application that is specifically designed to enhance the security of official documents, videos, files, etc. It was in operation since 2005. Once the users have completed their registration they get free storage space up to 10GB. It is a user-friendly application that allows the users to access the download manager and facilitates a smooth download of large files and when there are any issues, while the files are downloading, automatically the process stops and resumes after some time.

Features

  • It allows users to stores images, files, and videos.
  • It facilitates the users to create folders and upload content up to 2048MB.
  • It helps the users to transfer files securely.
  • Android and Mac mobile users can download this application on their phones and access the folders.
  • It supports FTP which assists in the safe transfer of files from the application.
  • It offers the users add free site experience and a storage of 100GB cloud storage.

2Shared

2Shared

2Shared

2Shared is an online file uploading and sharing platform which enables you to store, access and share files and folder. It is a domain that has the Com extension.

Features 

  • It is used to store and share files, images, music audio, and videos.
  • It also allows users to share the network, file hosting, downloading, and free up the webspace.

Scribd

Scribd

Scribd

PDFs are not only for official documents but also for other files such as ebooks, journals, etc. This site offers the users to publish their content as a PDF to get a backlink and search engine optimization for their content.

Features

  • It allows users to read, download, submit various documents on the website or mobile devices.
  • It is an add-free application.
  • It provides some privileges to the users such as printing any document, read any files and share the required content with any of the devices.
  • It also reads all the documents in the web browser.

Edocr

Edocr

Edocr

Edocr is an online platform for publishing your articles and increasing the SEO of your content. It also acts as a means by which the user can make money through his/ her content. The content uploaded to the site must be in PDF format.

Features

  • It is a free online application where you can upload your content.
  • It helps in enhancing the search engine optimization of the content.
  • It helps in generating leads for ta uploaded content.

Issuu

Issuu

Issuu

The issuu is an online publication site where the users can upload their contents in a PDF format and also enables the users to view and read the documents and files published by others. This site contains articles uploaded by both professionals as well as individuals. Issuu is a document uploader as well as a document viewer.

Features

  • It has a huge collection of PDFs and journals uploaded by both individuals and professionals.
  • Once you sign in to this app you can find your contacts and accesses them and also search for various other content not only enables the user to view and upload the documents but also download the files they want.
  • It has a very effective privacy and security feature.
  • After signing up for the app you get a free 100MB storage space.
  • Issuu supports various file formats such as PDF, POC, PPT, WPD, SWX, RTF, ODP, and SXI.

DepositFiles

DepositFiles

DepositFiles

Like all other PDF submission sites, DepositFiles also offers the facility of storing, uploading, reading, and sharing files, images, scripts, text, videos, animations, and so on. It makes the storing and uploading process even easier.

Features

  • It provides a specialized solution to all file-based queries.
  • It offers unlimited storage space, which is a boon and also a unique feature that most of the sites don’t offer.
  • Filed can be automatically uploaded to the DepositFiles by using a flash uploader.
  • It does not grant the users the end to end encryption but provides a security guard with a password.
  • The site also offers a cross-platform desktop service that can be used to manage and upload files in the desktop files.

Yudu

Yudu

Yudu

Yudu is an excellent site for uploading and managing documents. It also offers the users to make changes and can be altered according to our requirements.

Features

  • It makes digital publishing, even better with its unique application features.
  • It provides a high-quality publishing experience.
  • It is simple but fast.
  • It helps in increasing business leads.
  • It publishes high-quality magazines, content, documents, etc.

PDFHost

PDFHOST

PDFHost

As the name suggests, PDFHost is an online platform that enables users to share, upload, and manage documents and files. It helps in hosting a bulk PDF transfer.

Features

  • It is used to share, host, and upload PDFs.
  • It helps in the bulky transfer of PDF files and the hosting of bulky files.
  • It enables the transferring of files through URLs.
  • All these features are available to all the users and there is no urge for any registration.
  • And it also offers the hosting of direct links.

Take a step ahead in your writing career. These are the best PDF submission sites I suggest you, to make your writing skill gets recognized. There are many ways in which you can bring up your skills for the world to know. And it also offers the hosting of direct links.

Even though we have most of the applications and sites in a paid version, there are many websites available that offer high-quality user-friendly platforms. There are many highly professional websites and applications you can opt for. They help you in reaching your goal by making your content popular and reachable.

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The 10 best apps for your new Windows PC

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The 10 best apps for your new Windows PC
The 10 best apps for your new Windows PC

Anyone who has used Windows through more than one version knows that, no matter how many utilities Microsoft adds to its operating system, there are always apps and utilities that will enhance your use. We listed several good ones in last year’s edition; this year, we have a few new ones to add to the mix. If you have a brand new system, consider installing some (or all) of these.

We’ve rounded up our favorite and most-used games, apps, and entertainment. Check out our app picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs and Macs; our favorite mobile games from Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass; and our top choices for gaming PCs, the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and VR. We’ve also listed our favorite streaming shows on Disney+, Hulu, ESPN and Netflix, some great sci-fi books, and exciting new podcasts. (Note: pricing was accurate at the time of publishing, but may change.)

AFFINITY PHOTO

AFFINITY PHOTO

AFFINITY PHOTO

You’ll probably want an image manipulation app for your new PC, and while Adobe Photoshop remains the king in terms of functionality, getting it means that you’ll be stuck paying Adobe on a subscription basis. That’s fine for some, but Affinity Photo is easier to recommend if you want a lean, capable photo app (it’s a $49.99 one-time purchase) that can be installed on as many machines as you’d like. The interface is similar to Photoshop, so veterans shouldn’t feel too lost, and Affinity Photo’s creators are adding new functionality on a regular basis.

1PASSWORD / LASTPASS

1PASSWORD / LASTPASS

1PASSWORD / LASTPASS

It should go without saying that one of the most important ways you can avoid identity theft and track all those hundreds of passwords you’ve created over the years is by using a good password manager. While there are a variety of good ones out there, 1Password and LastPass are two of the most recommended, and you can’t go wrong with either. Both will pop in to save your passwords, both will add your ID and passwords automatically to your apps, and both will recommend random combinations that will keep bad actors guessing. You can try them both out and pick the one that suits you best.

TREESIZE

TREESIZE

TREESIZE

Drive space is limited and can get used up quickly. Before you know it, you’ll try (and fail) to install something because something else is hogging your drive. A handy free app called TreeSize Free is great to have because it helps you find out exactly what is taking up the most space. Sometimes it tells you things you might already know — for instance, that your photo collection takes up half of your drive. But in other cases, it illuminates some dormant, unnecessary files that, once deleted, can free up several gigabytes of space.

LIBREOFFICE WRITER

LIBREOFFICE WRITER

LIBREOFFICE WRITER

If you’d prefer to use a local client to create your documents rather than a less-secure online word processor — and you don’t want to pay for Microsoft Word — LibreOffice Writer is an excellent choice. Over the years, this open-source application has become a sophisticated, highly useful word processor that has most, if not all, of the features that more expensive business applications offer.

MALWAREBYTES

MALWAREBYTES

MALWAREBYTES

Back when I was still on Windows 8, I got hit by some drive-by malware that didn’t let me reboot or access my anti-virus software — or any executable file. I would have been totally screwed — if I hadn’t had Malwarebytes on my hard drive. I started it up (and yes, it did start up, despite the malware), ran it twice, and it found and completely eliminated the nasty from my system. Since then, I always make sure I have a copy handy, and I run it every once in a while, just to make sure. It’s one of the most effective anti-malware solutions out there, and the version that disinfects is free for personal use.

VLC MEDIA PLAYER

VLC MEDIA PLAYER

VLC MEDIA PLAYER

Media players have improved vastly during the 20-odd years that VLC has been around, but this open-source media player is still my go-to for a simple, effective, and useful Windows player. (It’s also available for Macs, iPhones, Chrome OS, Android, and a wide variety of GNU/Linux platforms.) It’s simple, efficient, runs a wide range of audio and video codecs, and, well, just works.

AUDACITY

AUDACITY

AUDACITY

Podcasts and other audio entertainment are big these days. If you’re an audio creator — or are hoping to become one — Audacity is a good audio editor to install. It’s got a variety of recording and editing tools; supports 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit audio; has a variety of plug-ins; and offers previews of the effects those plug-ins will have — and it’s all free.

WOX

WOX

WOX

Some things are worth repeating, and so we are once again recommending Wox. Wox brings a Mac-like launcher to Windows that lets you find apps and files or quickly search the web. It’s very similar to Alfred on the Mac, and it’s a much more powerful way of searching than the built-in Windows search. Wox also supports plug-ins so you can customize exactly what you search for, or even translate languages right within the launcher.

CLIPMATE

CLIPMATE

CLIPMATE

Clipmate has been a useful utility through many versions of Windows, saving and making available thousands of your clipboard saves rather than just the last one. You can also edit your saved clips, reformat them, and share them. While Windows 10 has (finally) included the ability to access more than a single clipboard save, Clipmate remains a tool that could be practical for almost anyone’s arsenal.

NINITE

NINITE

NINITE

Whenever starting over on a Windows build he always uses Ninite to jumpstart the process for all the essentials. It packages everything as one downloader/installer and installs it onto your new PC — no muss or fuss. Just go to the Ninite website, check off which apps you want to install (the long list includes various web browsers, messaging apps, media players, document and image creators, and others), and hit the Ninite button. It’s as easy as that.

 

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