The last time when you searched the market for a TV or a computer monitor, did you encounter the terms TN, IPS, or VA? Did you wonder what those names mean and whether they matter? If you did, or if you just want to know why some screens are better than others, read this article. We explain the advantages and drawbacks of TN, IPS, and VA, and we also show you what types of displays have the best colors, which have the best contrast ratio, and which are the fastest.
Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker has been one of the most popular video editing programs for Windows for a very long time. It was free, it was easy to use, and it produced excellent results for casual computer users. Since the company has decided to terminate it, it no longer offers any support or development for Movie Maker. If you're using Windows 10, a great alternative is Microsoft's own Video Editor app, but if you're using other operating systems, you must look for other alternatives.
With Windows 10, Microsoft does not try just to make the lives of home users easier. They also have quite a few features addressed strictly to developers. They allow you to install, run, test and manage apps that were not certified by the Microsoft Store, while also enabling you to track and monitor them both locally and remotely. Here are eight Windows 10 features that are useful to software developers:
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are useful to encrypt your traffic, when you connect to public Wi-Fi, or to access your company's network while traveling. Odds are that, besides your Windows devices, you want to use a VPN on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here is how to set up a VPN on your Android device, connect and disconnect from the VPN, and remove the VPN connection from Android:
Picture this: you come home after a day's work, and you want to read a book while listening to your favorite music. You power up your computer, launch your favorite media player, load your music playlist and throw yourself in bed, book in hand. You start reading, but only a few seconds in, you realize the music is too loud, and you need to turn down the volume. The only problem is that you're too lazy to get up and do it yourself.
The Task Manager app from Windows is an essential feature of the operating system, and nearly everyone has used it on their computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond to clicks and commands. Besides that, the Task Manager gives you a perspective of the resources available on your devices, how they are used, the performance of your Windows device, and so on.
Windows 10 has some exciting new options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color. Have you grown tired of the dull white or black mouse pointer? Would you prefer one in a lively color, maybe one that matches your wallpaper? How about making it up to three times bigger? Here is how to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10:
If you have ever used a gaming computer, a TV, or a camera, it is impossible for you not to have met with the term RGB. Do you want to know what RGB stands for, what it's used for, or why you hear so often about RGB when computers, gadgets, or displays are involved? We are here to make this all a bit clearer so, if you want to find out what RGB is, which are the most common ways in which it is used, and why, read this article:
Some say that the autocorrect features available on most virtual keyboards found on smartphones and tablets are sent from hell. There are times when you don't want the words in your messages to automatically change to "ducking," right? :) Fortunately, if you are typing on an iPhone, turning its Auto-Correction feature on or off is easy. Furthermore, iOS has even more typing features that you can customize, ranging from auto capitalization to spell check, and from smart punctuation to slide typing. Here is how to set the keyboard on your iPhone as you like:
Your mouse cursor plays a vital role when using your computer, and you should be completely comfortable with its appearance. Maybe you want a larger cursor, that's easy to find in a text without straining your eyes, or perhaps you are bored with the same old pointer that you have been using since what feels like forever. Whatever the case, this tutorial shows you how to customize mouse cursors on your Windows 10 computer or device: