Sticky Notes is an application that has been present in Windows for a long time. It is a small tool that allows you to create quick notes and place them anywhere on your desktop. You can format text in your notes, you can resize, and you can even paint them in a variety of colors. In Windows 10, the Sticky Notes app has changed and is different from the old Sticky Notes that exists on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That is why we decided to make two different tutorials for it. In this one, we share everything there is to know about using Sticky Notes in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
When you are at work, you are more productive if you can see the text messages that you receive on your Android smartphone, on your PC, and reply from your PC. Until recently, this was possible only with paid third-party apps. Now, you can do it for free, using at least two services. Google offers the best of them, and it is named "Messages for web." Here is how to use this service to view the messages from your Android smartphone, send and receive SMS, and MMS messages, using a web browser, on any PC you wish:
Do you need to visit websites and web services that rely on the old Java technology? Did you install Java on your computer but your browser says that Java is not present on your system? Why isn't Java working as it should and how do you make it work in your favorite web browser? These are the questions that we are going to answer in this guide. We show you how to enable Java in all the major web browsers where that is still possible. If Java is not working for you on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, read on:
Windows 10 Home users cannot block Windows updates. They are automatically downloaded and installed. In theory, this is OK. However, some updates can be faulty, and cause system stability issues or crashes. Fortunately, Microsoft has released a tool that anyone can use to block some updates from being installed. It is named "Show or Hide Updates" and you can use it to block or unblock Windows 10 updates for drivers, and Microsoft software. If you want to find out where to get this tool and how to use it to block unwanted updates for Windows 10, read this tutorial:
Drivers are critical because without them you cannot fully use your Windows computers and devices. However, some drivers can be too old and incompatible with your version of Windows, or new and insufficiently tested. To get rid of errors, crashes and Blue Screens of Death, you need to remove the faulty driver that is causing problems. The procedure for doing that is not straightforward, and we explain it in this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide applies to Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.
When you look at the technical specifications for modern gaming keyboards and mice, you notice that manufacturers provide lifespan estimations like "this keyboard will last 80 million keypresses" or "this mouse will last 30 million clicks." What do these metrics mean? Can you use them to estimate how many years these products last? I wanted to answer these questions, and I have performed some experiments, using software that tracks my day-to-day computer usage patterns. Here's what I have learned:
ASUS has launched three different mesh wireless systems, all of them named Lyra. They began with ASUS Lyra, then ASUS Lyra Trio and now they are launching the ASUS Lyra Mini. Except for the price and their looks, it is difficult to tell them apart and understand what is different between the three models. That's why we decided to make a detailed comparison which covers: their looks, hardware, wireless signal coverage, wireless performance, Ethernet connection speeds, security features, and price. There is a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started:
Velop is the Linksys brand for whole home mesh WiFi systems. There are several Velop models on the market, with different prices, colors and numbers of stations. This time we received the more affordable WHW01 variant for testing. This model is smaller in size and in price, and it has different hardware. Here is what you get from the more affordable Linksys Velop WHW01:
In all Windows versions, there is a database called the Windows Registry, in which the operating system stores its configuration information. The Windows Registry is made of keys and values that allow Windows to know what settings to use for its tools, features, hardware devices and even some third-party apps. The Windows Registry can be useful and help you in many situations, but before being able to work with it, you must first know how to open it. In this tutorial, we show you seven different ways to launch the Registry Editor, in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. Let's start:
There are times when you need to free up some storage space, or you want to find out how much space each installed app is using. If you are looking for this information, there are no obvious ways to find it. You might be tempted to search for programs that help with this task, but there is no need for that. Windows has its ways to tell you this information. Here are four ways to learn how much space each of your installed applications is using: