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How to run old programs using Windows 10’s Compatibility mode

While, at its core, Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8 and Windows 7, it is also very different from older operating systems like Windows XP. Most desktop apps developed for Windows 8 or Windows 7 should run in Windows 10. On the other hand, it's unlikely that apps developed for...

Create shortcuts for apps, files, folders, and web pages in Windows 10

One of the most efficient ways to access your favorite apps, files, folders, and web pages is through shortcuts. That is why, in spite of the clutter, many of us choose to have lots of shortcuts on our desktops. This tutorial shows you how to create all kinds of shortcuts in...

How to configure the mouse settings and sensitivity, in Windows 10

If you use a laptop or a desktop PC, there is a high chance that you rely on your mouse or on your touchpad to use it. Working with Windows 10 implies the use of one of these devices. You can also connect a Bluetooth mouse to your tablet if that makes it easier for you to work on...

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 review: It offers a lot for little money

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 is an affordable health and fitness device that does not empty your pockets and doesn't let you down on hardware specifications. Featuring a color RGB AMOLED screen, a battery that can theoretically last for up to twenty days, water resistance, and an...

Review ADATA XPG Gammix S50: Lightning-fast SSD for gamers!

ADATA XPG Gammix S50 is a new SSD that uses the latest PCI Express 4.0 interface. That's exciting because it can theoretically reach unprecedented speeds in the world of SSD drives for consumers: read speeds of 5000 MB per second and write speeds of 4400 MB/s. XPG Gammix S50 is...

What are P2P (peer-to-peer) networks and what are they used for?

If you are using the internet regularly, it is highly unlikely that you have not encountered the term peer-to-peer or P2P. Whether it was mentioned in a news article, on TV, or in a conversation with a friend, who told you that he just downloaded the latest version of Linux...

7 ways to adjust the screen brightness in Windows 10

If you spend a lot of time on your Windows 10 computer or device, knowing how to turn up the brightness and how to lower it can come in handy. This setting is especially important when you use a laptop or a tablet, because, whether you are indoors or outdoors, you might need to...

How to use the Settings app from Windows 10 like a Pro

Being able to change the settings that govern the way your computer or device works is important on any operating system. Windows 10 is no different, and its Settings app continues to receive new updates, making it easier than ever to find a setting and to set up...

How to calibrate your monitor in Windows 10

If you feel that the blacks and the other colors on your monitor don't look the way they should, you may be right. Just like any imaging device, computer monitors also have to be calibrated to produce the best image they can. Fortunately, Windows 10 include a "Display Color...

The 5 best places to download free eBooks

An electronic book or an eBook is a book publication available in digital form that can be read on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or an eBook reader. Always available for purchase, eBooks are never out of stock, and all you need is an internet connection to download the latest...

What is an ICM file? How to use it to install a color profile, in Windows 10?

One of the most important elements when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as...

How to remove or hide the ribbon from File Explorer in Windows 10

Did you ever think about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If you could hide or completely remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it, you might feel more at home in Windows...

What is IPS, VA, or TN when it comes to displays?

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,...

Windows Movie Maker – Download the 7 best free alternatives

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...