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Starting with May 2019 update, Windows 10 has some exciting options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color, to anything you wish. Now you are no longer stuck with using a dull white or black mouse pointer. You can make it pink, red, blue, green, or any other color you choose. You can also make the mouse pointer as large as you want. Here is how to change the mouse pointer size, and color, in Windows 10:
You might be asking yourself: Is there a dark theme for Skype? Yes there is, and there's also a light theme, just like in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Both themes are available in Skype for Windows 10, Android, and iOS. In this guide, we share how to change your Skype theme to dark or light, depending on what you want, on all platforms:
File History is a useful app that is built into Windows 10 and Windows 8. It can be used to automatically back up personal files and folders, like your documents, pictures, and videos, without any user intervention, except for turning it on, and configuring how it works. If you use Windows 10, you can interact with File History both from the Settings app and the Control Panel. In each of these places, you get access to different settings and options for File History.
When Windows 10 was first launched, it displayed the email address of your Microsoft account each time you accessed the sign in screen. This was annoying for laptop users who traveled a lot because, when using their Windows 10 laptops in public areas, like airports, cafes or events, others could easily see their email address. Fortunately, Microsoft listened to feedback, and newer versions of Windows 10 allow users to choose whether they want to hide or show their email address on the sign in screen. Here is how:
We recently got ahold of one of the newest and fastest M2 NVMe SSD drives built by ADATA, the ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro SSD, and it uses the PCIe Gen3 x4 technology which promises high data read and write speeds. It also has an out-of-the-ordinary design, as it comes covered by a red heatsink inspired by sports cars. If you want to know more about the ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro SSD and whether you should consider it as your next core component of your gaming PC, read our review and find out:
Windows 10's Task Manager can be a gold mine of information when it comes to apps and how they use your computer's resources. While most of the tabs display real-time data, the App history tab collects and reports usage statistics for the apps and programs running on your computer or device over the last month. This feature is useful, especially for users of mobile devices, like laptops, tablets, or 2-in-1 gadgets, because it helps identify apps that hog the more limited resources of such devices.
In the old days of technology, the screen resolution or display resolution was not much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options and, to get higher resolution, more colors or both, you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality, and the supported resolutions. In this article, we take you through a bit of history and explain all the essential concepts, including common acronyms for screen resolutions, like 1080p, 2K, QHD or 4K.
Are you looking for a slim, lightweight external DVD writer, that you can easily carry around? Do you need a simple, but complete, backup solution, that works on a Mac as well as on a Windows 10 PC? Do you want a DVD writer with a cool, slick design? The ASUS ZenDrive U7M (SDRW-08U7M-U) might be exactly what you are looking for. Read this review, see what it has to offer, and whether it is a great alternative to the more expensive Apple SuperDrive:ASUS ZenDrive U7M: Who is it good for?
The ASUS ZenDrive U7M is a good choice for:
ASUS has a tradition of designing devices with great RGB lighting systems. We have seen motherboards, CPU coolers, PC cases, keyboards, mice, and whatnot with RGB. However, we have never seen an external hard drive with RGB on it. Until this review! :) The device is called ASUS FX HDD, and it is a hard drive destined for backups, which has AURA-compatible RGB LEDs on it. Featuring lighting inspired by the Mayan culture, the ASUS FX HDD has a unique look. If you want to know more about it, read this review:
One of the things I do not like about File Explorer in Windows 10, is the fact that it starts by default on the Quick Access section. There I see my recent files and frequent folders. However, I prefer viewing my drives and user folders like Documents or Downloads. If you do too, read this tutorial and see how to set File Explorer to open This PC instead of Quick Access: