System and Security

How to use Windows, Android, iOS, and other platforms securely. How to deal with system and security updates, how to troubleshoot problems, etc.

How to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type

We know that Windows 10 is the last edition of Windows That is easy, but new versions of Windows 10 pop up for download and installation each year We’ve had Windows 10 with Anniversary Update, November 2019 Update, October 2020 Update, and many other feature updates What do all...

How to open, unmount, or permanently attach a VHD file in Windows 10

Windows 10 has an excellent tool for managing your drives and partitions, called Disk Management One of its best features is that it allows you to mount and unmount VHD files so that you can work with them as you need In this guide, we show you how to attach and detach Virtual Hard...

How to check your macOS version: All you need to know

You might ask yourself, “What macOS do I have” or “What version of macOS am I running” Knowing what version of macOS you have can be useful in several situations It can come in handy when you’re trying to figure out if you’re running the latest version of Mac OS It might...

How to use the Show or hide updates tool to stop a Windows 10 update

Knowing how to stop a Windows 10 update with the “Show or hide updates” tool can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes Microsoft developed the “Show or hide updates” tool to fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or...

How to do a firmware update for any kind of device

Firmware is essential for many types of devices It's that "built-in software" (microcode) that's responsible for making our devices do their jobs, or more precisely, make them power on and function Firmware, like any other programming, can be improved over time Whether it's for...

How to change the bandwidth limits for Windows 10 updates

If you have a metered or slow internet connection, you probably hate the fact that a lot of data gets downloaded each month for Windows 10 updates and also how updates make your internet connection slower Fortunately, newer versions of Windows 10 have a built-in feature called...

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 10 (all you need to know)

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, have become widely used tools that help people securely access a private network and share sensitive data through public networks The main idea is that VPNs can generate virtual P2P (point-to-point) connections, or so-called encrypted tunnels, that...

How to delay Windows 10 updates like October 2020 Update

Microsoft has started the rollout of Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2) It is going to be a slow rollout through Windows Update Microsoft decided to throttle availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience, so the update may not be offered to...

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade to October 2020 Update today!

On October 20, 2020, Microsoft began distributing the October 2020 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool The update, also known as Windows 10 version 2009 or 20H2, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a small file that acts as...

How to check the Android version on your device: All you need to know

  If you're not passionate about technology, you probably don't know how to check the Android version on your smartphone or tablet It seems like your Android is getting a new update every day, and it's hard to keep up However, when you need help using your device or want to...

How to turn on iPhone 11 and three ways to turn it off

If you have a new iPhone 11, turning it on and off can be a challenge While it's pretty intuitive how to turn on iPhone 11, turning it off is tricky because of extra safeties introduced to make sure you don't accidentally shut down your device If you want to know how to turn on...

How to do a Windows System Restore from boot, without reaching the desktop

System Restore is a great tool that allows you to revert Windows and its settings to a previous working state This is useful when you encounter problems with drivers that destabilize the system or software that malfunctions However, at times, some of the changes you make may affect...

How to change screenshot format on Android – PNG to JPG and back

By default, the Android operating system saves all your screenshots using the PNG file format But what if you want to change the screenshot format from PNG to JPG Or what if your phone's manufacturer changed this default behavior and your new Android device stores screenshots as JPG...

How to manage BitLocker on a USB memory stick or flash drive

If you've taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you might want to understand the options you have for managing your encrypted USB memory stick or flash drive Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you need to know more for special...