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The MWC 2017 saw announcements of many gadgets. None of the tech giants missed an opportunity to show off their best gadgets. In the MWC 2017, Sony unveiled a unique projector. The Sony Xperia projector can transform any surface into a touchscreen.

Be it your palms, the surface of a table or a wall, this projector can convert it to a touchscreen. Sony is known for the Sony camera and mobiles. Sometimes it is difficult to get accessories for Sony mobiles. But this is something unique. The Sony Xperia projector is called Xperia Touch. It will cost £1350. So how does this gadget work?

The Xperia Touch uses infrared sensors for detecting the finger movements and finger pressure when you press. It allows owners to use table or wall in a similar way they would do while using a touchscreen mobile. The Sony Xperia projector will also come with the finger detection technology.

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It will let a user control the screen if they wave their finger in the air and then tap to select items. The projector runs on Android. It can create a display of 80 inches from one corner to another. You can use the device for presentations, watching movies and Skype calls. This design works identically like a Sony TV.

According to Sony Mobile, the camera operates at 60 fps. The interface is fast, simple and fluid. Sony is trying to launch as an alternative to Sony TV. You can use for education, gaming, and online video streaming. They are using Microsoft Hololens for this projector.

According to architect Gregg Lynn, this technology is going to be a benchmark for the upcoming touchscreen gadgets. The Sony Xperia projector creates two-dimensional images, but it will free the users from any headsets. It will project at either a vertical or a horizontal angle.

The device is enclosed in a mesh box. Since the device runs on Android OS, it is compatible with the full range of Android apps and Play Store. According to Sony, [quotes quotes_style=”bquotes” quotes_pos=”center”]the unique projection, touch capability and sensor architecture will provide developers with an entirely new platform on which to build and create[/quotes]

The device is 5 inch in size. It also includes GPS sensor, ambient light sensor, temperature, barometer, human detection, and humidity. There is also a 13 MP camera and a two-way stereo speaker. When you are sitting on a table, the viewing area will be 23 inches.

Sony Mobile will also use the SXRD projection display technology for enabling the touch. Projectors are not what we think as something of a portable device. But this new 5 inch mobile like gadget will change the perception of projectors. It is fun to use. The US price is not known yet. The Sony Xperia projector doesn’t only bring an expanded image; it allows people to interact with it. Well, the price is not exactly cheap, but you cannot deny the technology is intriguing.

WhatsApp is the most famous messages app around the world. More than 900 million users send billions of text messages, videos and images on WhatsApp daily. If you are a regular WhatsApp user, you must be aware of a common issue, which pertains to the retrieval of deleted WhatsApp messages. Many users end up deleting precious WhatsApp conversations by mistake or intentionally. Later on, they find out that those conversations contained useful information. Worry not as in this article we will tell you how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone. Retrieving data in the iPhone is a bit tricky because of the closed ecosystem of iPhone. In Android, retrieving lost data is much easier because of the availability of a myriad of powerful third party solutions. But you can retrieve deleted messages in WhatsApp in iPhone too.

How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages in iPhone

If you are a scrupulous iPhone user, you must have turned the iCloud backup feature ON. If you have automatic iCloud backup feature ON in your iPhone, retrieving deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone is amazingly easy. First, we will confirm that the WhatsApp messages were backed up, and then we will perform some other steps. Follow the instructions given below.

Go to Chat Backup. If you see that the WhatsApp chat was backed up recently, you are good to proceed.

Now delete WhatsApp App from your iPhone.

Now install WhatsApp again and follow the on-screen instructions. You must give the same phone number in your new WhatsApp account. The app will give you an option to “restore WhatsApp messages” because it will detect the device and a number of your previous account.

You should follow the on-screen instructions accordingly and all the WhatsApp deleted messages will be retrieved. This is one way to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone.

In case you haven’t turned backup feature in your iPhone yet, here’s how to enable it.

Go to Chats > Chat Backup and tap Back Up Now for the manual backup. When you will press the “Backup Now” button, all the messages will be backed up. But you should consider turning on the automatic backup feature; this feature takes backup of messages after a fixed time period. For that, tap Auto Backup and choose your backup time frequency.

You can also retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone using iTunes. But this would be useful only if a backup of your data was taken. Here’s how to restore your WhatsApp messages by retrieving backup from iTunes.

Connect your iPhone to your computer in which iTunes is installed.

Go to File-> Devices and click on Restore from Backup option.

You will be shown multiple backup files. Choose the one with latest time stamps in order to retrieve the latest data dump.

Now click on Restore backup option and wait for the process to get completed. Your data will be synced and you will be able to see the restored WhatsApp messages in your iPhone.

Another easy way to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone is to use a free software “PhoneRescue” [Download Link: http://www.imobie.com/product/phonerescue-64-setup.exe]. It will scan all your backups and device sections for you and retrieve the messages within minutes. This software also allows you to restore backups from all the sources like iTunes, iCloud and phone. So using this method, you could avoid the effort of following complex steps to mine out data. PhoneRescue performs everything for you.

Launch PhoneRescue after installation and Click on “Select an iCloud Backup” and then Sign in iCloud with your own Apple ID.

Now choose the backup which you need and Click on the Download button.

Choose the WhatsApp sections as shown in the images below and click on “Start Scan”. These backup portions will be scanned for the lost messages.

Now preview the WhatsApp messages you want to recover. You can recover selected messages or all the deleted messages. Just click on Recover button after making your choice.

This software can also be used to recover lost files, documents, videos and images.

These were the three ways to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone. You can apply these methods in all the models of iPhones like iPhone 4, iPhone 5, 5S, iPhone 6, 6S.

Most of the Windows 10 users upgraded from Windows 8, 8.1 to the latest OS. After the upgrade, they are facing a lot of issues. Users reported sound problems in Windows 10, Bluetooth problems, Windows running slow and more. Touchpad not working is another pressing issue faced by a lot of Windows 10 users. After clean installing Windows 10 or upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10, many users experienced a completed dysfunction of touchpad. The touchpad in Windows 10 seems unable to register any move. Either it completely fails to work or works with intermittent glitches. Many common fixes like rebooting the machine aren’t working. But we have found the solution to fix touchpad not working in Windows 10. Most of the touchpad problems are coming from Synaptics and Elan driver. Almost all the major computer companies are using the drivers of these two vendors. This article lists multiple ways to fix the faulty touchpad. You can try these methods one by one.

Upgrading the touchpad drivers is the best way to fix touchpad not working in Windows 10 problem. In fact, almost all the issues faced in Windows 10 are connected with drivers in one way or the other. Most of the manufacturers have released the latest drivers compatible with their devices for Windows 10. When users upgrade to Windows 10, they do not install the latest drivers at the moment of installation. The lack of updated drivers ushers in an incompatibly between the devices and the OS. This is the primary reason why the latest problems faced in Windows 10 are by those users who upgraded from previous versions to the latest version. Those who clean installed Windows 10 are facing less issues because of latest drivers. You can check, update latest drivers for your touchpad by following the steps given below.

Go to Device manager. You can go to the device manager in Windows 10 by quickly searching for it in the search bar of Windows 10. You can also open the device manger by a right click on “Computer”->Properties->Device Manager.

Go to the pointing device/mouse section and right click on your touchpad device. You can click “Update Device Driver” option to search for the latest drivers. Let the system search for the latest drivers from the internet.

This should fix touchpad not working in Windows 10. If it doesn’t, move on to the next steps.

You can fix touchpad issues by checking and enabling the touchpad from Window 10 settings. Even if you have updated drivers, touchpad would not work if it is disabled from the settings of Windows 10.

Open Settings in Windows 10. You can do this by clicking on the start menu and then clicking the “Settings” icon as shown in the image below.

Click “Device Settings” tab in the right options pane. But it could change depending on the manufacturer. In many cases, the name would be “ELAN”.

Under the “Devices” section, the name of your touchpad must appear and the status should be “Enabled”. If this is not the case, you can click the option named “Enabled”. If it is already working properly, it would be disabled for a click.

This is another useful solution to fix touchpad not working in Windows 10. Irrespective of your device model or drivers, you can try this method.

If you are unable to find the latest drivers by automated search, you can download the drivers manually from the website of your laptop/PC company. All the famous machine makers have uploaded the latest drivers on their websites. All you need to do is to type your PC model in the driver search section of the website and search the required driver. You can install the drivers from the manually downloaded file by simply clicking on the files and following the on-screen instructions.

Make sure to clear your touchpad hardware area from all the dust, oil. In many cases, dust or oil could hinder the working of touchpad and it does not register the touch from fingers.

This is how to fix touchpad not working in Windows 10 problem. You can try the above methods in other versions of Windows as well. These methods are applicable even if you clean installed Windows 10. In case the problem is not solved, you can comment on this post with exact details of the problems you are facing and we will get back to you.

Millions of computers are currently running Windows 10. So far, the experience of Windows 10 has been far better than the Windows 8 and 8.1, but not everything is fine and smooth. For many users, start menu is not working in Windows 10. It does not open when Windows key from the keyboard is pressed or when it is clicked on. Similarly, some users are also facing problems in Cortana, Microsoft’s famous virtual assistant app, which is installed by default in Windows 10. You can fix Start menu, Cortana not working in Windows 10 problems by following the methods given in this article. The solution lies in tweaking the Windows 10 settings, removing some faulty files and repairing the Windows 10 apps. Let’s get started.

Windows system files could get corrupted, causing major operations’ dysfunction. Start menu not working in Windows 10 problem is also connected with faulty and corrupted files in most of the cases. The corrupte files can cause major disruptions in other operations of your PC as well. A complete scan and repair would sort out and fix these issues.

Here’s how to fix this:

• Launch Task Manager. You can do so by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL key together or you can right click on the task bar and click on Task Manager option as shown in the image below.

• Go to File menu and run new task.

• Type ‘powershell’ in the text box, tick mark the option “create this task with administrative privileges” and click OK. Power shell is just like an advanced version of command prompt. Make sure that you are logged in as administrator while using Power shell, otherwise commands would not work.

• Now type sfc /scannow in the power shell and hit Enter.

This command will run a system wide scan for the corrupt files. If the result says that there was no corrupted file found, it means that the start menu not working problems in Windows 10 has nothing to do with the faulty files and we can try the next method. However, if the message says “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them”, this means there are corrupt files and we need to fix them. Check the next step on how to repair these files.

• Type ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth’ and hit Enter. All the files will be downloaded afresh and the corrupted files will be removed.

If this didn’t fix the problem of Start menu in Windows 10, move on to the next solution.

Reinstalling all the Windows 10 apps can fix Start menu not working in Windows 10. Here’s how to do it.

• Open Power shell. You can open it by following instructions given in the above section or type “power shell” in the search box and then clicking the icon.

The system would reinstall all the apps. Restart the computer after the process gets completed.

You can fix Start menu not working problems in Windows 10 by killing the “Windows Explorer” or Explorer.exe process in the task manager section. A lot of users have tried this method and fixed the Start button problems. Just open task manager, search for the “Windows Explorer” or Explorer.exe file, right click on it, restart it or click on end task.

Cortana not working in Windows 10 problem could also be caused because of audio, sound problems. Check out our detailed article to fix sound, audio problems in Windows 10.

A simple bat file especially made to fix the Windows 10 services index could fix Start menu, cortana not Working in Windows 10.

• Download this file from here. (You will have to register on the forum first to download the file).

• Run the bat files and within a few minutes, all the services will be repaired and start menu, Cortana problems will be fixed.

You can reset and restart your Windows 10 machine to fix Cortana, Start menu problems.

• Press Windows+ L key together to logout of your system or click on the restart option.

• After clicking the restart option, click on the “Troubleshoot” option.

• Click on “Keep my Files”. This would reset your computer without affecting your data and files.

This is how to fix Start menu, Cortana not working in Windows 10. If you were unable to fix the problems, feel free to comment on this post and we will find another solution for you.

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular free web browsers on the internet developed by Mozilla corporation for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Mozilla addons are used to enhance the functionality of your web browser above the functionality originally provided by mozilla and below are the top 10 mozilla addons for September 2013 that can be used to enhance your browsing experience and make it productive :

This is the most popular mozilla firefox addon. Are you annoyed by ads when visiting the internet ? Annoyed by banner ads and tracking , then install Adblock plus which will make your browsing experience less annoying and more secure

Video downloader helper is the best addon for grabbing online multimedia content which include videos from various sites like daily motion, metcafe, vimeo and even youtube. It allows you to download and convert your videos into various formats such as flv, mp4, and all other popular content

Firebug is a popular addon used by Developers in the field of Html, html5, css and javascript. Firebug addon allows one to edit, debug and monitor your code all within your browser with live changes visible

This is a Security mozilla addon which allows you to securely browse the internet. No script security site allows only active content to run from sites you trust and disables any scripts and click jacking attacks that might try to install malicious code in your browser and computer

Greasmonkey is a mozilla addon that enables you to customise the way a webpage displays data or looks like by using simple bits of Javascript codes that are available here. Whats more ? you can also write your own scripts , click here for more information.

Download Them All ! or simply DTA is the most popular Download manager and accellerator which is built inside your firefox browser. The list of content you can download from it is endless , and it automatically captures your downloads. DTA further allows use to accellerate your download speeds up to 4X, pause and resume downloads.

This is an highly recommended addon which allows you to view and manage your downloads using a tiny and tidy status bar, and this all is without the browser window getting in the way of your browser

This addon is a link grabber that when installed on your mozilla browser serves to capture all the links, movies and audio clips of a page and downloads them with a maximum speed without affecting your browsing experience.

Web of Trust is another security addon which enables you to verify wether you can trust the websites you regularly visit by adding icons next to search results or website addresses to help you make informed decisions on wether a site is safe to visit

This mozilla addon allows you to add clickonce support and gives the ability to report installed microsoft .NET versions to server

This list above for top 10 mozilla addons is not exhaustive by any measure and there exhist a lot of mozilla addons from the official addons site which you can browse and install to further enhance your browsing experience.

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