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Whether you realize it or not, the permissions that you give to your installed Android apps are a big deal. They can require all kinds of permissions, depending on what their purpose is and what their developers want to know about you. Most of the permissions Android apps require are necessary, as they are needed for apps to do what they are supposed to do. For instance, a phone caller app needs permission to access your contacts. However, there are dodgy apps in the Google Play Store that ask for more permissions than they actually need. How do you identify those apps that ask for more than they need? How d o you easily learn which apps have which permissions? Luckily, Bitdefender has developed a security app called Bitdefender Clueful that helps you easily see all the details regarding the permissions used by the apps installed on your Android device. Let’s see how it works and how it can help you make better decisions on which apps to keep and which to uninstall from your Android smartphone or tablet.
Do you know how awesome the System Configuration (msconfig.exe) tool is? I had an idea but, until I did complete research and lots of testing for this article, I wasn't aware of all its great function s. I've discovered some great configuration options and you should read this tutorial to learn about them too. This guide covers Windows 7,Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
One specific feature that many users want on their Android smartphones and tablets is a way to protect their sensitive Android apps. For example, you are a parent and you want to give your smartphone to your child, to play some game, and you want to make sure that he or she can’t access certain apps, which are not suited for children. Or maybe you have some apps that contain confidential information and you want to make sure that only you can access them and not your significant other, your children or other people who may know the PIN you have set on your smartphone. There are ways to do that and, in this guide, we are going to share one of them. There’s plenty of ground to cover so let’s get started:
Windows has always been able to tell you nearly everything you want to know about your computer - hardware, software, drivers, you name it. OK, it won't tell you what your brother did to mess everything up last week, but that's a different situation. System Information puts the information neatly at your fingertips. Let's take a look at this useful Windows utility and what it can show about your computer in all modern versions of Windows:
Microsoft’s app store - the Windows Store - is the place in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 where you can find modern apps that are designed to work both on touchscreen devices as well as traditional PC’s with a mouse and keyboard. It’s true that the Windows Store doesn’t have as many apps available as its competitors (Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store ) but it still manages to offer useful apps that are also of good quality. Many of these quality apps are free. If you are new to Windows 10 and you don’t know which apps to install on your new Windows 10 PC or device, check this list with the best free apps from the Windows Store :
Each edition of Windows comes with a predefined set of programs, features and apps installed. You can customize Windows by removing the features that you don't need and by adding those which you do need, but are not installed by default. And if you remove unwanted features, programs or apps, you can save quite a bit of space on your hard disk. This tutorial will show in detail, how to add or remove Windows features in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. There’s quite a bit of ground to cover so let’s get started:
Telnet was developed as a network protocol in 1969 and it was popular for many years, until the rise of Internet broadband and of more secure alternatives. You might be surprised to learn that even today there are still plenty of Telnet servers and resources available, including several active communities. If you are curious to learn more about Telnet, start with this guide in which we will show how to install a Telnet client in Windows, how to start and end a Telnet session, where to find documentation about Telnet commands and where to find Telnet servers to connect to.
Microsoft has included a brand new app dedicated t o helping its customers get fast tech support when they encounter problems. It’s a new universal app that works both in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The app is named Contact Support and acts as a portal for reaching the appropriate support service for the specific problem that you are having. As you will see in this guide, it helps you get to the right place faster and more easily, depending on your need. Let’s see how the Contact Support app works:
One of the greatest features brought by Microsoft with their latest mobile operating system - Windows 10 Mobile - is the Continuum. It’s that feature that connects your Windows 10 Mobile device to an external display via a Microsoft Display Dock and allows you to have a desktop-like experience anywhere. Continuum means that, once you have connected your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display, you can use Universal Windows Platform apps on that larger display, just like you would use your desktop PC. It’s a great idea, but one that’s still in its infancy. There aren’t many apps available that support Continuum right now, but the list is growing. Because there’s no easy way of finding out which apps work on Continuum, we searched the Web and assembled a list with Universal Windows Platform apps that are available for Windows 10 today and which work on Continuum:
If you lost your Windows license key, you can still recover it from the computer or device on which it’s installed. What’s the easiest and fastest way of finding your Windows product key? The answer is to use a desktop app that can search for and display the Windows product key. The problem is that there are many programs of this type on the Internet and not all of them are good. That’s why we decided to test a few of them and identify those that work best for all modern versions of Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. You never know when you need to recover your lost license key so let’s get started with our comparison: