Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

How To Use And Install Snap Packages On Linux

On Linux, there are many different ways to install software. There are Debian packages, Redhat RPM packages, the Arch Linux user repository, the Gentoo Portage tree, AppImages, tar.gz archives with static binary files, and the list goes on. Still, with as many ways to install software on Linux, there are still many problems present. For example: when developing professional software for Linux, it’s very hard to get it on every single Linux distribution. The people at Ubuntu are committed to solving this issue. Their solution ; Snap packages. Here’s a look at the need for Snap Packages on Linux, and how to use and install them.

Why Snap Packages Were Developed

Often times developers find themselves packaging their programs in many different package types, and get discouraged. It takes time to make all of these package files, and as a result, lots of programs don’t make it onto Linux. This is why the people at Ubuntu developed Snap packages. A snap is something that can be installed from the snap store, and inside the “snap” is everything the program is required to run.

This means that everything the app needs (libraries, binary files, image files, audio files and programs) are self contained and can run independent of the system. This ensures that no matter what, the program will run despite how outdated, or misconfigured the host system is. This Effectively makes it possible to install snaps on any Linux distribution, and makes it a “universal installer” that any developer, big or small, can pick up and even make their own snap store!

Installing Snapd and getting it running

Snapd is the technology that helps snaps run on Linux. The company behind snaps has worked with other Linux distribution makers so that the popular and most used Linuxes can run and install snaps with ease. Here’s how to get it running

Note: Ubuntu users, as well as those using a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu will not need to install Snapd.

How To Fix ‘Health Report Is Not Available’ In Windows Defender

The Windows 10 Creators Update revamped the Windows Defender Security Center. The UI fits better with the rest of the OS now and the functionality is still as good as ever. Windows Defender has a neat little section called Device Performance and Health. It gives you a general idea as to how well your system is doing. If you’re missing a driver or your power plan isn’t optimized, the health report will tell you. The only problem is, sometimes there is no health report. Instead, when you visit the Device Performance and Health tab, it says ‘Health report is not available’. There’s no way to force Defender to generate a health report. Here’s how to fix Health report is not available message in Windows defender.

There are three ways to fix Health report is not available in Windows Defender.

Run An Offline Scan

This method may or may not work but it’s simple enough so give it a try. Open Windows Defender Security Center. Go to Virus & Threat Protection.

Click the ‘Advanced scan’ button under ‘Quick scan’.

How To Move Notes From Your iPhone To iCloud

The Notes app in iOS can save notes to your device, or to iCloud. When you create a note, you can decide where you save it. The notes on your iPhone don’t sync to iCloud. If you wipe your device, restore it, or anything like that, you will lose these notes. The notes in iCloud are safe. They are saved to iCloud and sync to your Mac and all other iOS devices you’re signed into. The Notes app also supports folders; you can create folders on your iPhone or in iCloud and sort your notes accordingly. You can also choose which notes appear on your lock screen. If you need to move notes from your iPhone to iCloud, there’s a pretty simple way to do that. There’s no copy/paste involved.

Open the Notes app. The home screen shows you how many notes you have saved to your iPhone and to iCloud. “How To Move Notes From Your iPhone To iCloud“You can move notes from your iPhone to iCloud, and vice versa. The process is the same.

Move A Single Note

Tap ‘Notes’ on your iPhone to view all the notes on your device.

How To Move Notes From Your iPhone To iCloud

Find the note you want to move and swipe left. You will see two buttons; Move, and Delete. Tap ‘Move’. This will take you to the ‘Select a folder’ screen. “How To Move Notes From Your iPhone To iCloud“You can move a note from your iPhone to iCloud or you can move it to a different folder on your iPhone.