How to open a 7z file

You have almost certainly encountered archived files at some point — ZIP, RAR, and so on. They look like a single file, but act a lot more like a package, letting people bundle and compress multiple files and folders into a single, smaller file. 7Z files work the same way, and are particular to the popular 7-Zip compression tool.

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Guide: How to perform a force restart on an unresponsive Android device

Rebooting your Android device is typically a straightforward process. However, there are instances when your phone or tablet becomes unresponsive and fails to acknowledge any input. This guide will walk you through the steps to forcefully restart your Android device under such circumstances.

This situation arises when the screen remains unresponsive and even the power button fails to yield any results. Ordinarily, if an application freezes, you can still navigate to the home screen or initiate a standard reboot. But when the entire device becomes stuck, alternative measures are necessary.

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How to use your Android phone as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard

You can use an Android device as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard without installing anything on the connected device. This works for Windows laptops, Macs, Chromebooks, smart TVs, and nearly any platform you could pair with a regular Bluetooth keyboard or mouse.

Using a phone or tablet as a wireless keyboard or mouse isn’t a new idea. However, the downside to many solutions is that they require software on both ends. You need an app on your phone or tablet and a companion app on the receiving device.

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How to Fix “The Recovery Server Could Not Be Contacted” Mac Error

Are you receiving an unhelpful error while trying to restore your Mac or reinstall macOS? The “recovery server could not be contacted” error shows up mostly in Recovery Mode, but may affect the macOS upgrade and install process too. Here are some things you can try to solve the issue for good.

The “recovery server could not be contacted” error can be caused by a temporary server problem, so you may just need to wait. Check your internet connection to make sure that you’re connected to the internet, and then make sure that your Mac’s time is set correctly. Failing this, consider installing macOS manually with a USB drive instead.

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