Turn Your Computer into a File, Music, and Web Server with Opera Unite

Want an easy way to share documents, photos, and other files with people over the web? Now you can with Opera Unite which is a new service to be included with the Opera 10 browser. Today we take a look the new Unite feature and what it has to offer.
According to their website, “Opera Unite is a collaborative technology that uses a compact server inside the Opera desktop browser to share data and services.” Essentially what this service does is turn your computer into a server where you can share documents and photos, stream music, create a chat room, host your own website and a lot more. You can make files available to the public or with a password protected invite link and the really cool thing is the person accessing it can use any browser they want.
Installation



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The first thing you will want to do is install Opera 10 which at the time of this writing we used Beta 3 Build 1708. The Unite feature is still in the Alpha stage of development and needs to be installed separately from the Opera Labs site (we included the link below). In fact at this stage of its development you can install just the Unite feature, but being a curious geek I figured seeing how it will operate with the new version of the browser would be best.

To start using Unite you will be prompted to create create an Opera account.

Customize settings and create a customized account based on where you will be using it from.

Advanced settings let you specify upload speeds, default port, and global visibility.

To complete the setup select a folder where you will keep the shared documents and files.

You’ll access it from the sidebar and clicking the Unite tab. Here you can turn the service on and off and there will be a list of other services you can add like Fridge, Media Player, Opera Messenger, Photo Sharing, The Lounge, and Web Server.

Unite Features
File Sharing allows you to easily share files and other documents.

The Fridge is a neat place where others you invite can save notes on your computer.

Media Player lets you listen to your entire music collection anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Photo Sharing allows you to share photos with your friends and family without having to upload them to a separate service first.

Each additional service or feature requires a quick installation…for example here we are installing Opera Messenger.

The Opera Unite Homepage will have a list of services that are running and it is where you will find the URL for friends can access the site.

You will probably want to set up separate directories for each of the services that you run to keep things organized an secure. For instance you wouldn’t want everyone to access personal information in your My Documents folder.

Here is an example of accessing another user’s Unite page where they’re sharing an eBook on their File Sharing page, you can view documents in the browser or download the file to your hard drive.

Conclusion
Opera Unite is a very cool feature that will be added to the new Opera Browser. It allows anyone to become their own webmaster of sorts and makes it extremely simple. One thing that raised concerns about this service is its level of security. According to their site and the Terms of Service, “Opera Unite runs in a “secured sandbox”, where only the files or folders you select can be accessed; nothing else on your computer is accessible to anyone else. You grant access to specified files, such as a directory of data you want to share, without allowing access to anything outside the specified area.” Also, they do not keep a log of what files your sharing and do not claim any rights to it. It is essentially up to you not to share unwanted data.
Opera definitely doesn’t get much love in the tech world but you might want to revisit it and check out the newest version as another alternative to Internet Explorer.
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What’s Outt Showcases What’s New in Theaters, TV, Music, Books, Games, and More

It’s tough to keep on top of all the new media that comes out; What’s Outt gathers current and future releases for everything from in-theater movies to console games.
You can check out the current week, up to two weeks into the future, and–if you’re a bit behind the new release wave–you can page your way back through the archives to catch up. In addition to the web interface, What’s Outt has a simple once-a-week mailing list to keep you updated on the newest releases across all the categories they tracks.
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How to Share Google Play Apps, Music, and More Between Android Devices

We recently showed you how to configure your iOS devices for app and media sharing; more than a few people wrote in asking how to do the same thing with Google Play purchases. Read on as we dig into how to share purchases across your Android devices.

Why Do I Want to Do This?

The motivation for wanting to share purchases between your Android devices is simple: it’s inconvenient and costly to purchase multiple copies of everything for every person in your household.
Unfortunately there is no built-in mechanism for easily sharing content among spouses or family members as there is with both the Apple and Amazon ecosystem. Earlier this year both companies introduced sharing/family systems; Apple has Family Sharing and Amazon as Family Library which both more or less accomplish the same thing.
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Given that Google has yet to roll out anything at all in the family-sharing department, we’re left cobbling together a solution on our own. This is, frankly, a gross oversight on Google’s part and, given that their competitors have already rolled out sharing systems to better serve the highly interconnected tech-oriented families of today, we really hope they get their act together and introduce a sharing plan for the Play Store.
Fortunately there is a way, albeit via a more winding path, to accomplish our ends and share our apps and content across multiple devices. In the next section we’ll outline two approaches and then show you how to apply them.

What Do I Need?

There are two ways you can approach the problem of Play Store content sharing across devices. One is what we’d call the discovered-the-problem-too-late solution and the other is what we’d call the planning-ahead solution. In the end they both work, but the planning-ahead solution is definitely superior. Let’s look at both.



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Sharing Your Primary Account

You likely already have a Google Play account with a significant number of purchases on it. These purchases are permanently linked to your account and, you guessed it, the only way to share them is to share your account with the other devices owned by your family members.
This solution works because the Google Play application and the greater Android operating system allow for multiple accounts. Thus your son or daughter can have their own device with their own Google account for email, calendar, and other functions but have a secondary account on the device that pulls down Google Play data from your account.

The downside to this solution is that it requires you to share your primary account with members of your family and though you can turn off data syncing between apps (such that your email and calendar updates aren’t pushed out to everyone in your family) they can be turned back on fairly easily and your family members can gain access to your account.
From a privacy standpoint this is clearly problematic, but we’ll leave it at your discretion as to whether or not this is a workable solution for your family. If it’s just you and your spouse and you’re not worried about them reading your email and you already share your calendar with them, then it’s not much of an issue. If you’d prefer your teenage children to not have access to your email you’ll want to look at the next proposed solution.

Sharing a Dedicated Content Account

The more ideal solution is to create a Google account dedicated to sharing content. This solution is the planning-ahead solution as it works much better if you started with this method and made all your purchases on the sharing account from the start.
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As we highlighted in the previous section you can add multiple Google accounts to Android devices. While most people use this feature to manage their own personal stable of Google accounts (personal email, work email, etc.) it’s also very useful for our purpose. In the case of the dedicated account solution you create a Google account whose sole purpose is to serve as a content purchasing and delivery account across all your devices.
Thus, everyone in your family will have their own accounts (if necessary and age appropriate) on their Android devices, as well as the family account that syncs the app and media purchases across all the devices. From Google’s perspective all your devices are simply primary and secondary devices of the account holder you’ve created.
This is the most ideal solution as there are no privacy risks, all purchases are pooled in one location, and you can even take advantage of the new account’s central email inbox and calendar if you wish to have a family email inbox (where, say, grandparents can email the whole family) and a family calendar everyone can edit.
The only downside of this solution is that, if you implement it late in the game, you may already have numerous non-transferrable purchases on your original Google account.

Adding and Configuring the Account

Whichever route you choose, the process, with some very minor variations related to syncing and privacy, is identical. Let’s walk through the process of adding a new Google account to an Android device. Although there are differences between the different versions of Android so our screenshots might not look identical to what you see on your device the option is built into Android and a little poking around the menus will reveal it.
Before we proceed you’ll need the username and password of the account which will sync apps and purchases across the devices (whether that’s your primary account or a dedicated account you’ve just created to serve as the family-sharing account).

Adding the Account

Gather up all the Android devices you wish to add the sharing account to. For demonstration purposes we will be adding a dedicated sharing account to a device but the steps are the same regardless of whether you’re using your primary account or a secondary account.
Navigate to the Settings menu on your Android device and scroll down until you see the Accounts section. At the bottom of the Accounts section is an “Add account” shortcut.

In the sub-menu select “Google” to add in the account.

You’ll be prompted to either create a new account or plug in the credentials for an existing account. Plug in the appropriate credentials for either your primary account or the account you’ve created explicitly for the Play Store.
Once you’ve successfully signed in the with account you’ll be prompted to review the data syncing settings.

For the strict purposes of sharing apps and content you don’t actually need to check anything. You can uncheck every single syncing option. The secondary devices will still have access to the shared account and the Play Store and all its content. If you want to automatically sync books and other media, however, you’ll want to check the boxes as seen in the screenshot above to sync Books, Movies & TV, and Newsstand.
You can make adjustments to these settings later by returning to the Settings -> Accounts, selecting Google, and then selecting the appropriate account from the list.

Accessing the Account In Google Play

Now that the account is on the device we just need to pop over to the Play Store app and show you how to access it. Launch the Play Store app now.

Select the menu button in the upper left corner, represented by the three lines in the search box.

In the application menu you’ll find two locations you can click on to access the secondary account on the device. As seen in the screenshot above and indicated by the red arrows you can either click on the new profile icon (the blue icon up top), or you can click on the account selection menu (the white arrow icon at bottom) to select one specific account from many. If you only have the primary account and the secondary account on the device it’s easy enough to just tap the icon up top as there is no chance of selecting the wrong account.
Once you’ve select the other account you can then access all the content purchased by that account and download it to your device.
To configure Google Play Books, Movies & TV, and Music you simply need to open the respective applications, click on the identical three-line menu button in the upper left corner, and select the appropriate account in each application so that the shared library is the default library for each service on the device.

Setting Purchase and Content Restrictions

One final bit of business you may wish to attend to (given the age of your children) is purchase and content restrictions. Return to the Play Store app and open up the menu. Ensure you’re currently using the account whose settings you wish to change (e.g. the secondary family sharing account) and then select the “Settings” option near the bottom of the menu.

There you’ll find the following options roughly half-way down the list.

If you select content filtering you will be prompted to select what level of apps your child has access to using an Everyone-Low-Medium-High maturity rating system or simply leaving all apps available; once you make your selection you’ll lock the application/content with a PIN. You can read more about what each of those levels entails here.
In addition to filtering content you can also require authentication for purchases. Your options are “For all purchases through Google Play on this device,” “Every 30 minutes,” and “Never.” Requiring a password for all purchases not only stops your child from purchasing new content but also from racking up bills in freemium-style games as they won’t be able to drop $99 on 100 gems/smurf berries/mega potions or the like without your authorization.
Unfortunately the setup here is kind of a mish-mash of very useful and sort-of useful. The content filtering, for example, only applies to the applications in the app store and not to media content like movies or music. Further, when you look in the settings of all the other media apps the only content filtering to be found is that you can filter explicit lyrics in the Play Music store (but you can just uncheck the box). On the other hand the purchase restrictions apply to any Play purchases across the entire device.
It would be nice if Google would work on implementing cross-content filtering. As it stands now the purchase authentication works to restrict purchases in Play Books (even free books are a “purchase” and require the account password) but it doesn’t have any effect in the Play Movies & TV app as any free content is available including free episodes of very mature programming like the very graphic supernatural thriller TV series Salem. That’s definitely something to keep in mind when configuring devices for younger children.
While a cobbled together solution is better than no solution at all, we’re definitely looking forward to Google releasing a legitimate family sharing system with proper content sharing and restrictions.


Have a pressing Android question? Shoot us an email at ask@howtogeek.com. Have a tip for sharing content on Android devices? Share your tips by joining the discussion below.
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Share Apps, Music, and Videos with Apple Family Sharing on iPhone / iPad

Historically the only way to share app, book, music, and video purchases across iOS devices was to log onto every device with the same Apple account (an insecure and undesirable solution). Now you can easily share everything between family members with the Apple Family Sharing system.
Read on as we show you how to set it up and enjoy secure  app and media sharing across your devices.



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Why Do I Want To Do This?

For individuals who are the sole users of iOS devices in their households there’s really no need for any kind of sharing as the default system works brilliantly: sign into your Apple account on every device and all your App Store, iTunes, and iBook purchases are shared across all the devices.
If you wanted to share your purchases across devices used by multiple family members, however, it was a bit of a hot mess. Historically the only way to do so was to authorize each device under the same central account. This meant that every device you wanted to share your apps with (so, let’s say, everyone in your family could play great digital board games like Ticket to Ride or Carcassonne) ended up configured as if it was a secondary device of the primary account holder.
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You had to specify not to automatically download content to the devices (so little Timmy didn’t automatically get your horror movie iTunes purchase) and you also had to carefully configure each device with an additional separate Apple ID to ensure all the personal stuff like contacts, email, and so on were all kept separate. Further, it was a painful way to do things because you were unable to authorize other people to make purchases without giving them full access to your account. If you wanted to use the same account/credit card for everything Apple-related, for example, you couldn’t easily allow your wife and oldest child to make purchases but disallow your preschooler from going crazy in a freemium app. Under that model there was also no way to configure age/content restrictions as every user was treated as the primary account holder on each device.
It worked because you had to make it work (we certainly did it this way for years to avoid purchasing apps multiple times for each iPad/iPhone user in our household) but it was kludgy and less than ideal.
The introduction of the Apple Family Sharing plan changed things from sort-of-working to working very well and efficiently. Under the Apple Family Sharing system you can very easily invite the other members of your family to share purchases made by the primary account (without giving them access to that account), you can share their purchases, and you can authorize them to make purchases or have all purchase requests passed back to a parent for authorization.
Although the focus of this tutorial is on easy purchase sharing across the App Store, iTunes, and iBook markets, Family Sharing also includes options for shared family photo albums, shared family calendars, location tracking, and device-recovery tracking all in one neat dashboard.

What Do I Need?

To follow along with the tutorial you’ll need at least two iOS devices running iOS 8 or higher. Unfortunately this means that Family Sharing is unavailable on the iPad 1, the iPhone 4 and older model iPhones, and 4th Generation iPod Touches and older models (the iPad Mini is new enough that all generations support iOS 8).
While all those excluded models are definitely quite long in the tooth by now, they’re exactly the kind of models that typically get handed down in a family for the younger children to use, so it’s a bit disappointing they can’t use the Family Sharing feature.
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In addition to the hardware/operating system requirements you’ll need one primary account (which if you’re reading this tutorial will likely your account) that has an authorized credit card on it. This account will serve as the Family Sharing “organizer” account. In addition, you need to create a unique Apple ID for each member of your household (if they already have an existing Apple ID that will work just fine). Don’t worry about age restrictions, Apple now allows for Apple ID accounts for children under 13 specifically for this purpose.
Once you’ve confirmed that all the devices that will be used by your family members support iOS 8 (and have been upgraded to iOS 8 if necessary) all you need is your main iOS device, the Apple ID and login of the primary account holder (which, as the organizing member, is your account/password) and then the Apple IDs of the up-to-five additional family members you wish to add to your Family Sharing plan. You don’t need to have all the devices on hand to set up Family Sharing but it certainly helps to confirm the steps and ensure everything went off without a hitch.

Configuring Apple Family Sharing

There are two stages to configuring Apple Family Sharing, the initial setup on the organizer’s iOS device and then the subsequent confirmations on all the devices added to the Family Sharing plan.
One thing we’d like to emphasize before we proceed is that the sharing goes two ways. Not only does the organizer share all their apps and music with the family members, but the family members on the plan in turn share all their content too. This makes Family Sharing a very simple and direct way to immediately merge the content of two Apple IDS (such as you would have if two spouses had a long purchase history).
To start, let’s take a look at how to initiate the process on the organizer’s app by turning Family Sharing on, adding in a Parent/Guardian account (like a spouse) and then a child account.

Becoming the Organizer and Adding Family Members

When you first access the App Store, iTunes, or iBook from your iOS device after first setting it up (or against after upgrading to iOS 8) you’ll be prompted to set up Family Sharing. If you ignore that prompt and tap out with the “Not Now” button, you’ll need to navigate to the Family Sharing section in the Settings menu.
You’ll find the Family Sharing menu under Settings -> iCloud -> Set Up Family Sharing; tap the last item to initiate the setup process.

You’ll be prompted to go through a series of confirmations including confirming that you you wish to be the family organizer, that you confirm you are the party responsible for their purchases, and confirming which credit card you use for your Apple account. In addition to confirming settings related to the sharing/purchasing side of things you will also allow or disallow the location-sharing feature.

Once you’ve virtually accepted the various settings you’ll be dumped into the Family Sharing dashboard, as seen above. Should you need to return to this location in the future you’ll find it under the iCloud -> Family settings in the Settings menu.
Now that we have everything up and running let’s first add in an adult account and then flag that account as belonging to a parent or guardian. Select the entry “Add Family Member” from the Family Members list. You’ll be prompted to enter the family member’s name or email address (for our purposes in this step use the email address of their Apple ID).

In the next step, select whether you want them to enter a password or send an invitation to activate Family Sharing on their device. Given that you’re likely right down the hall from them (or their device is even sitting on the desk in front of you) a password is a bit overkill. Tap “Send an Invitation” to link them to your account.

The new family member will now appear on the list of the Family Sharing dashboard. If you wish to authorize the newly added family member in order to allow them, in turn, to authorize purchases made by children on the account then you’ll need to tap on the adult’s name and then toggle the “Parent/Guardian” switch on. Keep in mind that this has nothing to do with whether or not the adult in question can purchase items on your account (they can by default of you adding them as an adult on your family plan). This toggle merely allows them to authorize purchase requests from children also on this same Family Sharing plan.
You can add in additional members by repeating the above steps but you do need to jump through a few special hoops when adding in a child under the age of thirteen. (Note: If you already made an account for your child before Family Sharing was a thing, please jump to the last section of this tutorial to see a work around for unofficially changing an adult account into a child account Family Sharing).
The first (and most likely to annoy you) hoop is that you need a credit (not debit) card as your primary payment method on your Apple account. Despite the fact that you can use a Visa/Mastercard-backed debit card on your own account when you attempt to authorize a child’s account it prompts you to enter a credit card to verify you are an adult. Considering many of us have Apple IDs old enough to be headed off to high school at this point the whole credit/debit card thing seems a bit silly.
The second minor hoop is that you need to skip clicking on the “Add Family Member” link and instead look for the smaller link at the bottom of the screen labeled “Create an Apple ID for a child.” Click the link and follow the steps. You’re essentially creating a new Apple ID account and will need to supply a password, create security questions, and the whole bit. When you’re done the final step is simply to indicate whether or not the child needs to ask your permission to make purchases (all requested purchases will be approved by you or another authorized parent/guardian.)
Just like other adults on your Family Sharing plan have the guardian toggle, the kids all have an “Ask To Buy” toggle you can set to either allow them to purchase any age-appropriate material (as determined by Apple’s rating system and their age as you entered it) or for all requests to first be passed by an authorized adult on the Family Sharing plan.
Once you’re done adding family members it’s time to take a look at how things work on their end of the process.

 Using Family Share As a Spouse/Child

On the opposite side of things from the organizer’s account you have the end users. Let’s take a look at what things look like from the other side of the sharing plan.
After you add users to your Family Sharing plan they’ll receive notifications that they’ve been invited to the plan (or, if you used the password function, a prompt to enter the password).

After accepting the invitation nothing, on the surface, appears to change. In order for the family members to access they need to look at the purchase history menu in the respective app (App Store, iTunes, or iBook) to find the shared content.
To find shared apps, for example, you need to open the App Store app and click on the update icon in the lower navigation bar.

Next, click on the “Purchased” option and you’ll see not only your own purchase history but the purchase histories of your Family Sharing plan members too.

In this way the secondary users can all see content purchased by the Family Plan organizer and, in turn, the organizer can see content purchased by the family members in the plan. You can repeat this process in both iTunes and iBooks too and see purchases lists for your other family members.

Caveats and Clarifications

Although we’re overall impressed with the whole Family Sharing system (and like that it unifies sharing as well as family/device location services) there are a few caveats that require a little clarification just so you’re aware of how the system works and you don’t end up in worse shape than when you started.
The first thing we would like to emphasize here, because it is a tad unclear at first and even on second glance, is this: all purchases made, even though they’re made using the Family Share organizer’s credit card, are linked to the Apple ID of the user who initiated the purchase and will forever remain linked to that purchase. This means if your son buys a bunch of seasons of a Sci-Fi show you both enjoy watching, despite the fact that you paid for it, is actually linked to his account and when he grows up and later leaves the household (and Family Sharing plan in the process) then you will lose access to that TV show.  In some cases this might be fine by you, perhaps your child purchases media you have no interest in keeping or you want them to own the content. For content you want to maintain ownership of then this content must be purchased by the organizer (not a child or an adult on the Family Sharing plan). Definitely sit down and talk to your family about the implications of this and how whoever actually clicks the purchase button is the actual owner of the purchase (regardless of whether or not mom or dad foots the bill).
The second thing is that many people attempted to wrangle with this whole adult, child, sharing content business already and as such their children already have Apple IDs. There is no way to officially convert an “adult” account (which is every account created before Family Sharing was around, as far as Apple is concerned) to a “child” account. You can, however, trick the system by changing the birthdate on the account you created for your child such that they are 13 years old (the lowest age you can use when creating an Apple ID) and then adding them to Family Sharing. The purchase-approval options will be available and Family Sharing will treat them like they have a child account.
Those caveats aside, we’re really pleased with the direction Family Sharing is going as it makes sharing content between devices in the same family a complete breeze compared to the old method of running multiple Apple IDs, manually dinking around with each device, and trying to stay on top of updates and content. Now all purchases are shared, each person can pick and choose what they want from the shared list, purchasing is centralized (to the organizer’s card), and parents have easy purchase approval abilities.

How to Stay Within Windows 10’s “Device Limit” for Apps, Music, and Videos

Microsoft’s Windows 10 only lets you install apps and games on a limited number of devices. It has even stricter limits for subscription music and videos purchased from the Windows Store. Here’s how to ensure you stay within those limits.
Think of this like Windows 10’s versions of iTunes computer authorizations. When you hit the limit of devices associated with your Microsoft account, you’ll see a “device limit reached” error message when you go to download apps, music, or videos.



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Windows 10’s Device Limits Explained

There are three separate device limit lists, as Microsoft’s app store, music store, and video store are all technically separate.

  • Apps and Games: For apps and games purchased (or just downloaded for free) from Windows 10’s Store, you’re limited to 10 devices. For Windows 8.1, you were limited to 81 devices that could download apps and games from the Windows Store. While most people were unlikely to ever run up against that 81 device limit, it’s feasible you could bump up against Windows 10’s device limit for apps.
  • Music from a Groove Music Subscription: If you have a subscription to Microsoft’s Groove Music service, formerly known as Xbox Music, you’re limited to four devices that can download and play your music at any given time.
  • Music Purchased from the Store: If you instead purchase music from the Store, Microsoft’s website says the music “an be authorized on up to five (5) personal computers and a reasonable number of registered devices.”
  • Movies & TV: For movies and TV shows purchased and rented from the Windows Store and played in the Movies & TV app–formerly known as Xbox Video–you’re limited to four devices that can download and play videos at any given time.

Yes, these are three separate lists. You’ll never notice it until you bump up against the limit, as Microsoft automatically adds devices to these lists as you use them.

How Often You Can Remove Devices

You can add devices to these lists at any time by signing in and downloading apps, music, or videos. You can add as many devices as you want at any given time, assuming you don’t hit the limit.
You can remove any number of devices from your authorized “Apps and Games” list at any time, so it’s simple to manage this list if you run into problems.
However, the Music and Movies & TV lists are more restricted. You can only remove one device from each of these lists once every 30 days. If you rely on Microsoft’s media services, you’ll want to keep track of your device limits and remove devices from here immediately when you no longer use them.

How to Manage Your Authorized Devices

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To manage your authorized device list, sign into the Microsoft Account website with the account you use on your Windows 10 devices. Click the “Devices” category and select “Apps & games devices,” “Music devices,” or “Movies & TV devices,” depending on  which list you want to manage.

The main “Your Devices” list here allows you to view a list of the devices you’ve used and find them on a map if you’ve enabled the Find My Device feature on Windows 10.
If you’ve reached the device limit for installing apps and games, remove one or more devices from the list here. You won’t be able to install apps and games from the Windows Store on devices you remove from this list–unless you re-add them to the list–so only remove devices you don’t use anymore.

Once you’ve done so, you’ll be able to visit the Windows Store on a new, unregistered device and install apps and games. That new device will appear in your list of authorized devices after you do.
You can remove devices at any time, even after you’ve wiped it or sold it. So you don’t need to worry about pre-emptively managing this list like you do with iTunes–just visit this web page if you ever bump into the limit.
If you use Microsoft’s music or video services, visit the associated web pages here to see your list of registered devices. Each list is separate, and you can only remove a device once every thirty days from each list. If you reach the limit, you can remove a device and add another one–as long as you haven’t removed a device in the last 30 days. You may want to remove devices from these lists immediately.

If you’d like to remove more devices from the list–or remove one more often than once every thirty days–your only option is to contact MIcrosoft customer support by opening the “Contact Support” app in Windows 10’s Start menu and asking them to help you with the problem. There’s no guarantee they will.


Microsoft’s device limits are perhaps a bit low–for example, there’s no limit on how many devices you can install Steam games on. Luckily, most people won’t have more than ten devices they want to install Windows 10 apps on. And, if you can’t install Windows 10 apps from the Store on a device, you can always continue to install traditional desktop applications.
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How to send files (pictures, music , videos) on Skype?

There are several ways to send files (pictures, text, etc.) to any of your contacts, under Skype:

  • You can drag and drop the file directly on the contact name. The transfer shall begin as soon as your contact accept the transaction.
  • Right click on the online contact and select "Send file" . An explorer like window shall open…browse for your file and click on Open.
  • In the right pane click on the + button , located next to the Call button and choose "Send file"
  • During a conversation with multiple contacts: You can send a file to all participants, simply by clicking on "Send files to everyone"

This is how Skype allows you to your transfer files!!

Maxthon Cloud Browser – Disable the cloud backup of your downloaded photos, music, documents

Maxthon Cloud Browser – Disable the cloud backup of your downloaded photos, music, documents

By default the Maxthon Cloud Browser will automatically backup your downloaded photos, music, documents,..etc to your cloud space, to make them available accross multiple devices.
To disable this feature:

  • Open Maxthon Cloud Browser.
  • Click on the Menu button > Settings.
  • Go to the General section.
  • Scroll to "Download Setting" and select "Do not upload any download files to my Cloud".