User Accounts and Family Safety

Block
Tutorial
09.23.2016
Are you tired of marketers calling you to advertise things you don’t need or to ask you to participate in boring, phone-based surveys? Do you have a friend who keeps pestering you with messages? Is your ex spamming you with calls? There can be many reasons why you don’t want to be contacted by certa...
Parental Control
Tutorial
09.05.2016
We’ve always found the family features and settings from Microsoft to be rather complicated and not so easy to understand. However, in Windows 10 things changed, and they changed for the better. For starters, adding a child account to your Windows 10 PC or device is a lot easier than it used to, in...
Regional settings
Tutorial
08.27.2016
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...
Email
Tutorial
08.25.2016
Windows 10 has a lot of good features, but it also had some annoyances that finally got resolved in the Anniversary Update. One annoyance was the fact that there was no easy way of configuring Windows 10 not to show your personal email address on the Lock Screen. Giving your email address just like...
User account
Tutorial
08.19.2016
In many cases we are not the only users of our computers and devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause a real damage to your operating...
Password
Tutorial
05.03.2016
If you created a password reset disk in Windows as soon as you set up your computer or device, it can be a lifesaver if you manage to forget your user account password later on. As you will see from this guide, using the Password Reset Wizard is very easy and anyone can reset their Windows password...
Password
Tutorial
04.26.2016
The human memory is fantastic. You can encode, store and retrieve information when needed very quickly but, unlike your computer's memory, it is not perfect. It lacks a basic feature: it doesn't have permanent storage. Unfortunately, passwords make no exceptions and you might be in a situation when...
Assigned access
Tutorial
03.29.2016
Windows 10’s assigned access is a feature that allows you to restrict a local account to use only a specific app from the Windows Store. Thus, whenever someone signs in with that user account, he or she will be able to use only the application that the administrator has assigned to that account. The...
Guest account
Misc
01.27.2016
For reasons known only to Microsoft, they decided to remove the Guest account from Windows 10. As of July 2015, starting with build 10159, this feature is gone from Windows 10, without much in terms of an explanation from Microsoft. Even though this feature is removed from Windows 10, you will find...
Cortana
Tutorial
12.09.2015
Not long ago, Microsoft released the November fall update for Windows 10, which brings many improvements and also several new features. One of the features many users asked for, is the possibility of using Cortana with a local user account, instead of a Microsoft account. Up until now, logging into...
User account
Tutorial
10.27.2015
Windows 10 allows you to create a user account for each person who uses your computer or device, so that you can keep things separate between users. Obviously, each user account has a password that must be typed in order to login. If you need to change your password, because it has been compromised...
Google
Tutorial
09.11.2015
For quite a few years now, Google's prodigy child, the Android mobile operating system, has been gaining popularity among the smartphone and tablet users of the World. Why is that, you may ask? Well, there are countless reasons for it, one of them being that ever since the beginning, Android has bee...