Hardware and Sound

Have you ever asked yourself what's the fastest way to change the sound volume on a Windows computer or device? I did, and I realized I could not answer this question. Therefore I've done my best to identify all the methods that can be used to change the volume, without installing any third party ap...
Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows Explorer (if you are using Windows 7) or File Explorer (if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1)? You can click and right click on files and folders, you can select files and folders, but you ca...
Screen color calibration
If you feel that the blacks and the other colors on your monitor don’t look the way they should, you may be right. Just like any image device, monitors too have to be calibrated in order to produce the best image they can. Fortunately, all modern versions of Windows include a “Display Color Calibrat...
Huawei AM08 Swan Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Huawei is an electronics company best known for its Android smartphones. However, their portfolio is more diverse than that and it also includes portable Bluetooth speakers. One of their more recent models is called the Huawei Swan Portable Bluetooth Speaker (AM08), a portable speaker with a very in...
Battery saver
We all want to use our mobile devices without worrying about the battery life. But, because this is impossible, we need to use the power conservation technologies provided by our operating systems. If you are using a mobile device with Windows 10, and you don't want to run out of battery unexpectedl...
Do you have a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, with a USB-Type C connection, like the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL and the Project My Screen app for Windows doesn’t seem to work? It starts and it just shows a black screen, without projecting the image from the smartphone. If that happens and you don’t...
Network card
Desperate times call for desperate measures and such is that moment when your internet connection doesn’t want to work and every troubleshooting idea you had seems to fail. When such a situation occurs, a last resort action you can take is to reset your network adapter(s). Although you will have to...
If you have a laptop, a 2-in-1 device or a tablet with Windows 10, you may need to connect to it a Bluetooth mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard or both. While the process is not very complicated, not that many people know how it is done. That’s why, in this guide, I will show you how to connect a Bluetoo...
When they announced the Continuum feature in Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft made a demo of how it works using the Microsoft Display Dock. This is a dock which allows you to connect a USB keyboard and mouse to your smartphone, a display that has an HDMI port or a DisplayPort and a third USB device like...
At first there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender has appeared and its name is Miracast - a technology that promises...
Disk Defragmenter
The good old Disk Defragmenter tool that suffered a series of changes in Windows 7 has been changed again in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It has a new name - Optimize Drives - and some new inner workings. As a result, defragmenting drives in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is a bit different from what it...
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
Miracast is a relatively new wireless display standard which is designed for mirroring the screen of your smartphone, tablet or PC, to a TV or a display, without requiring physical HDMI cables. If you want to watch HD movies from anywhere you travel, then buying yourself a Miracast dongle or Miracas...