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I enjoy the complexities of technology and the simplicity of nature. Throughout my career in IT, I’ve embraced a variety of roles and navigated through diverse professional landscapes. Now, my days are spent exploring the inner aspects of Windows and Android, seeking to gain a better understanding of how they operate… knowledge that I aim to share through writing tutorials, reviews, and personal opinion pieces. I also code, although not as often as I did in the past. However, I still take on projects for WordPress sites occasionally, aiming to transpose creative designs into functional code. Besides work, I’m a PC gamer passionate about first-person shooters and role-playing games. Away from the keyboard, I love spending time in the great outdoors, cycling or trekking along gravel paths and up mountainsides with my family.
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How to install Google Play Store apps from a browser

How to install Google Play Store apps from a browser

The easiest way to install an app on your Android smartphone or tablet is to open the Play Store, search for the app you want, and tap Install. But did you know that you can also install a Google Play app from your computer? Indeed, you can use the Google Play Store to install apps without even touching your mobile device. In this tutorial, I'll
How to protect your files with Secure Folder on a Samsung Galaxy

How to protect your files with Secure Folder on a Samsung Galaxy

Did you know that Samsung Galaxy smartphones come with a built-in feature called Secure Folder? It’s a neat tool that does a great job at safeguarding your sensitive files and apps, keeping them away from prying eyes. Even if someone gets your smartphone, they won’t be able to see any of the data that’s stored inside your Secure Folder. So, if privacy is something you’re
What is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

What is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

Most people with a good knowledge of technology have heard the term System on a Chip or SoC. It wasn’t much of a thing two to three decades ago, or at least it was not as widely used as it is today. Still, in the present day, the System on a Chip represents an approach to making electronic devices smaller, more powerful, and more energy
What’s new in Windows 11 2024 Update (version 24H2)?

What’s new in Windows 11 2024 Update (version 24H2)?

The latest version of Windows 11, called the 2024 Update or version 24H2, will be released in phases: a partial release on June 18, 2024, for new ARM-based Copilot+ PCs, featuring core updates, followed by a full release for all compatible devices sometime in September or October 2024. Though not launched at the time of writing, it’s available for testing in the Release Preview Channel
How to protect your files with Safe folder on Android

How to protect your files with Safe folder on Android

Are you aware of the Safe folder feature on Android? It’s a powerful tool designed to safeguard your sensitive files from unauthorized access. Imagine lending your phone to someone and not worrying about them stumbling upon your private data. That’s the peace of mind the Safe folder provides. In this guide, I’ll detail how to configure and use Android’s Safe folder. Read on and find
What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

What is ping? How do you use ping commands in Windows?

You don’t need to be a networking guru to have come across the term ping while working with computers, setting up networking devices such as wireless routers, dealing with online applications, or playing games online. If you’re wondering what ping means and what the ping command does, read on. In this guide, I’ll explain how ping works, what you can use it for, and what
How to clear notifications on Android

How to clear notifications on Android

Receiving app alerts is generally helpful, but it's important to regularly clear notifications on your Android device. You may also want to address permanent notifications that can't be easily killed. Some apps may be rather annoying because they display persistent notifications that remain even after hitting the Clear (all) button. Luckily, there are methods to delete these notifications, making room for more important alerts. In
What is, how to enable, and how to turn off a metered connection in Windows 10

What is, how to enable, and how to turn off a metered connection in Windows 10

Metered connections are essential for users with limited data plans, as they allow you to put limits on how much data you’re using. In Windows 10, you can set any Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular connection as metered, and this setting helps you control data usage by limiting background data and postponing some non-critical updates. If you want to have a way to control how much
The best Windows keyboard shortcuts (PDF free download)

The best Windows keyboard shortcuts (PDF free download)

Microsoft is always working to make Windows better. Each major Windows 10 and Windows 11 update brings new features and options. That’s how we got virtual desktops, Windows Sandbox, new Start Menus, or the Copilot AI tech. While you can use a mouse or touchscreen to get around, keyboard shortcuts make things much faster. In this article, I’ll show you what are the most useful
How to hide the content of notifications on Android

How to hide the content of notifications on Android

Every time you get a notification from an Android app, your lock screen shows the app’s name, icon, and a preview of the message. Apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Messages even show who sent the message and part of the text. While this is convenient, it also means others might see your personal messages. If you want to keep this information private, it’s important to
How to connect to Wi-Fi using WPS on Windows 10

How to connect to Wi-Fi using WPS on Windows 10

Did you know that if you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you can use the WPS button on your router to connect to its Wi-Fi network quickly? And you don’t have to type in your wireless network password? Here’s a complete guide for how to connect to Wi-Fi through WPS on any laptop with Windows 10, as well as on any
Smartphone glass: Gorilla Glass, Ceramic Shield, and others

Smartphone glass: Gorilla Glass, Ceramic Shield, and others

If you’ve ever used a smartphone, you’ve encountered the term Gorilla Glass. You might know it as a special glass used in smartphones, tablets, and similar devices. But do you understand its function and importance? Are you aware that there are different types of Gorilla Glass and other competing tough glasses like Kunlun Glass, Ceramic Shield, Panda Glass, Dragontrail Glass, Sapphire Glass, and even “simple”
How to factory reset Windows 10 and delete everything

How to factory reset Windows 10 and delete everything

Do you want to give your computer a fresh start? Wiping everything is the way to go if you’re selling it or just want a thorough cleaning. In case you’re not sure how to do it, that’s what this guide is for. I’ll walk you through the steps to completely wipe Windows 10 and restore it to its factory settings. This is also perfect if
How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

How do I hide notifications until face unlock on Samsung? How do I get notifications not to show up on my Lock screen? If these are the questions that brought you here, it’s pretty clear to me that you’re trying to figure out how to hide notifications on your Android phone’s Lock screen. 🙂 These alerts can be handy, but if you’re concerned about privacy,
What is PPI? Does pixel density matter?

What is PPI? Does pixel density matter?

Have you ever wondered what PPI is? Maybe you’ve heard companies discussing high PPI screens and wanted to know what that is. Why are some manufacturers bragging about their high-end devices with huge pixel-density screens? Why does PPI matter so much, especially when referring to smartphones? Read this article, and you’ll find out what it means, whether PPI and DPI are the same, and whether
How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

The address bar in Google Chrome can be used as a search box, and the default search engine is Google. Do you want to know how to change Chrome’s search engine from Google to something else, like Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Qwant? Does your Chrome already use a different search engine as default, and do you want to get back to Google? Here’s how to
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode (8 ways)

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode (8 ways)

So, you have Windows 11 installed on your computer, but apps misbehave, and system features are constantly acting up, causing you headaches? If that’s the case, you’re probably looking for a way to troubleshoot and fix your system. Lucky for you, Windows 11 comes with a neat tool called Safe Mode that can help with the whole troubleshooting process. Now, you might be wondering, “How
How to reset Windows 10 without losing your files

How to reset Windows 10 without losing your files

If Windows 10 breaks and nothing’s working right, you might be thinking about a clean install. However, reinstalling it from scratch is quite a hassle and would mean that you must go through a rather elaborate process in order to save your files and reinstall Windows 10. Fortunately, you don’t have to do so because Windows 10 has a great trick up its sleeve. It
How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

If you download Google Chrome from places other than its official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows 7, and you may want a Google Chrome version that still works
How to change the language on Android (including Samsung)

How to change the language on Android (including Samsung)

Switching languages on Android is easy! Just a few taps, and you can use your Android phone or tablet in any language you fancy. In this guide, I’ll walk you through changing your Android device’s language from English to Spanish as well as from Spanish to English. But don’t worry if you have a different language in mind (like Chinese, Japanese, German, Arabic, or Hindi),