Windows provides a handy tool called Magnifier which allows you to enlarge different parts of the screen. With it, you can see the whole screen or just the parts of it that you want, by using the different magnification levels and types of views available. In this article, we show you how to open the Magnifier tool, how to use it and configure it to fit your needs and, finally, how to set it to launch at your computer startup. We cover all the modern Windows operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
Are you a student and your teacher gives lectures that are too long for you to write down? Do you have a boss who talks too fast and when he is finished you have no idea what he wanted you to do? Have you ever wanted to be able to record yourself while singing? Or maybe you wanted to record your sleep talk during the night? :) These are all questions that have the same answer: get yourself a voice recorder! Or, even better, if you already have an Android smartphone or tablet, get yourself a voice recorder app. To make it easier for you to choose from the many such apps that are available in the Play Store, we have created this roundup for you:
This week, Microsoft has announced the world’s first thermostat that is powered by Cortana. It is a beautiful device that’s built in partnership with Johnson Controls. Another positive news item is that OneDrive will soon offer version history for all files stored in this storage service, not only for Microsoft Office documents. To see more, as well as other interesting news, read this week’s news recap:
It is probably no surprise to anyone that our personal information and privacy is never completely and absolutely safe when we use digital devices connected to the internet. No system can ever be made completely impenetrable, but nowadays we have a lot of tools that help us protect our data in many ways. One such tool is a VPN service that encrypts your internet connection, so it will be much safer to use. And thanks to this technology, you can even access content on the internet that is not available in your country. TunnelBear is a VPN service that, besides privacy, also offers a humorous approach to cybersecurity. Read on and learn what it has to offer:
Many people who use a Windows computer also use the Office suite from Microsoft. However, although it is easy to spot what Windows version you are using just by looking at what your desktop looks like, knowing what version of Office you use can be a bit trickier. If you need this information, in this tutorial we show you four different ways in which to discover the exact version of Office that you are using:
In this tutorial, we will show you how to customize the WinX menu from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 using a free application called Win+X Menu Editor or by making changes manually in Windows. After you read this article, you will be able to add or remove items from the WinX menu or create and configure new groups of items. We walk you through the complete process of downloading, installing, starting and using the Win+X Menu Editor application, as well as show how to use a small command line tool called hashlnk to add new shortcuts to the WinX Menu directly in File Explorer.
How to emulate a mobile device in a desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera)
There are websites which offer more options and features only when visited from mobile devices. When that happens and you must use a desktop browser, you get frustrated because of the limited user experience you get. Other times, you want to test and see how a website looks on a particular mobile device like the iPhone, the iPad or a Google Nexus smartphone. No matter why you need to access a website from a desktop computer or simulating a mobile browser, here’s how it is done:
If you generally care about your privacy and the protection of your information, then you should also care about your digital life. Nowadays we store an increasing amount of data digitally, and we’re sure that you wouldn’t like any of that to be compromised. It is well known that you should protect your computers and devices against malware, but what about the security of your online connections and web browsing activity? That’s where a VPN service comes in handy: it encrypts your connection, makes you anonymous and possibly even lets you access resources that were previously blocked in your area. Today we review the latest version of ExpressVPN for Windows, one of the most popular VPN services on the web. Read on and learn what it has to offer:
Microsoft decided to terminate Windows Live Mail and using it is not recommended although you can still do it. Windows Live Mail has not received any updates since 2012 and, what is even worse, if you have an Outlook.com or Hotmail.com email account, you cannot use it without manual tweaks, as Microsoft has changed the communication protocols. However, there are other alternatives on the web, and with a bit of search and testing, you can find something to suit your needs. To help you out, we compiled a list with the best alternatives to Windows Live Mail that we could find. Here they are:
Have you heard of OneNote, the note-taking service from Microsoft? Did you try one of the OneNote apps, on your Windows computer, iPad tablet, Android smartphone, or other similar devices? If you are a OneNote user, on your Windows 10 computer, you will notice that there is something strange going on: there are not one, but two OneNote apps installed. One of them is called OneNote, and the other is called OneNote 2016. They are different in some respects and also the same, in others. In this article, we will explain everything that is important to know about OneNote and why there are two apps on your Windows 10 computer. Read on and decide which to use and which to remove: