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How to reset all settings (and content) on your iPhone or iPad

At some point, you might want to sell your iPhone or iPad, or you might want to give it to someone else. Before doing anything like that, you should reset it to its default factory settings and delete all the content on it. After all, you do not want to gift all your personal data as...

How to use Snip & Sketch to take screenshots in Windows 10

Snip & Sketch is a Windows 10 screenshot tool that Microsoft has introduced with the October 2018 Update. In the future, it is going to replace the Snipping Tool, but so far both apps continue to exist in Windows 10 until Snip & Sketch reaches...

How to reset your Windows Firewall settings (4 methods)

After using the Windows Firewall for a long time, it might stop working as it should. Especially if you have modified its more advanced settings, or you have introduced many changes. It becomes difficult to pinpoint the root problem for your network connectivity issues....

How to change the Workgroup on a Mac, in 4 steps

Workgroups are the simplest way to link together a small number of computers and devices in order to make networking and sharing easier, making them ideal for your home network. If you want your laptop(s), desktop computer(s), printer(s) and other devices to share resources, they...

Test your HDD or SSD and check its health status

We recently had the misfortune to find out that a computer owner's worst nightmare is a failing hard disk drive. It is not because you need to buy a new one, but because you face the risk of losing some or even all of the data you stored on that hard drive. Moving on from the...

How to configure the microphone and the speakers in Skype for Windows 10

With more than two billion registered users using both computers and mobile devices, Skype makes it easy to connect with people from different organizations or geographies. The sound quality of your Skype calls on Windows 10 relies on making correct audio settings, as well as the...

Update Windows 10 from another PC on the local network, or the internet

Traditionally, Windows 10 updates are downloaded from Microsoft's servers to your PC. While this is the most secure way of getting untampered update files, it is not the fastest delivery method that you can use. It's also not bandwidth friendly and can be problematic for people with...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: The cheapest smartphone that runs Fortnite!

We recently encountered the following challenge: one of our editors is a father, and his boy wanted a new smartphone that can run the highly popular game Fortnite. If you do a bit of research, you see that Fortnite tends to run on high-end smartphones that cost a lot of money....

How do I enable dark mode on YouTube?

If you use YouTube on your Android device, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC or Mac, there is a way to reduce the battery consumption and protect your eyes from the intense white light of your screen. YouTube has introduced a dark mode for its app on all these platforms in the form of a...

8 ways to start the Skype app in Windows 10

Skype is one of the pioneers of making video and voice calls over the internet, and it has become popular over the years while enjoying its share of controversies too. When you use a Windows 10 PC or device, Skype is built-in, installed, and ready to make your calls...

ASUS XG-C100C review: Great yhen you need more than 1 Gbps!

Our team enjoys using 1 Gbps internet connections. For most people in the world, that is fast. However, 10 Gigabit internet connections and devices are starting to show up. Yes, they are mostly for business users, but internet service providers are going to create 10G plans for...

What is the Hosts file in Windows? How to edit etc/hosts?

The Hosts file, a.k.a etc/hosts has been around since 1984. Every operating system has one, including Windows. You may have encountered the term etc/hosts without knowing what it means, and why it is used. If you are a web developer, you surely know what this file...

How to record the screen of your Mac with the Screenshot app

MacOS Mojave includes a new app called Screenshot, designed to unify the screenshot and screen recording features. The Screenshot app has an intuitive overlay interface and makes it easier than ever to make video recordings of your screen, whether you are creating...

How to personalize the Google Discover feed on your Android smartphone

Google Discover is the way Google helps you find news and other content on the internet, directly from your smartphone or tablet. By default, it displays data based on your search history, but it can also be personalized to better match your interests. If you want...

What is a VPN? What does a VPN do?

You have probably heard about VPNs, but there is a big chance that you do not use this type of service. We think that you should use a VPN, and you should do it as soon as possible. You might not see its real value right now, but over time, you are likely to acknowledge that VPNs are...