Clock, Language, and Region

Regional settings
Did you install an English version of Windows on your computer, only to change the default display language to another language afterwards? Like maybe Spanish, or French, or any other language you prefer using? If you did that, you probably found out the hard way that, although the display language...
Default location
The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought a small but interesting change to the privacy settings of our devices. It’s called “Default location” and it’s a piece of information that the operating system and your apps can use when a precise location of your device cannot be detected. Setting your...
Start Menu
The Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 has a feature called World Clock, which allows you to view the time from different locations around the world, compare it and other cool things. If you need this feature relatively often and you find it annoying to open the app every time you need to check th...
World Clock
Most of us have friends, coworkers or family members living in other time zones. And since it’s hard to keep track of the time in multiple countries around the world, you may end up calling them at an inappropriate hour. Luckily, you can use the Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10, to check the Wor...
Have you ever had problems with running applications written in languages which use special character sets like Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Romanian or Hebrew? If you have, then you should read this article about Unicode and changing the language used for non-Unicode programs. If this sounds like gibb...
Like many other Windows users, you probably spend a lot of time on your computer and devices, even when doing tasks like cooking. If you don't want to burn down your kitchen, timers can prove to be a really helpful addition. Windows 10 includes a feature called Timer, found in the Alarms & Clock...
Setting alarms is a feature that was first introduced in Windows 8.1, and it's also present in Windows 10, so it's a quite recent addition. You have probably set alarms on your phone a million times so you might think there's nothing interesting about it. Well, this might prove to be a very useful t...
To help you type faster and better, Windows Phone 8.1 has two features that are activated each time you write a message: autocorrect and text suggestions. Some users think autocorrect does more harm than good, especially if you type in languages other than English. If you would like to disable it, t...
Windows Phone 8.1 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today's world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such situations we need more than...
While Cortana's native language is English, she's not limited to just that. She is able to understand and speak in other languages too. For each of the languages she knows, she is able to adapt not only her voice and speech style, but also the information she offers to her user: things like news, mo...
If you purchased your Windows Phone overseas or you accidentally changed some settings you may end up with an unknown language, that you may find impossible to understand. Fortunately, we can help you solve this problem in no time. In this article, we will show you how to switch the display language...
While working with the applications included in the Windows Essentials package, I discovered that there are no options to change the display language in their configuration menus. That's when I started to ask myself: how can this be achieved without having to uninstall the applications and reinstal...