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How do I connect my iPhone to my computer with Windows 10?

There are many reasons why you might want to connect your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC. Maybe you want to move some music from one device to the other, add some videos on your iPhone to watch while commuting or even create a manual backup of everything important on your iPhone....

What is a folder? Why do I need folders?

The folder term that is present in all modern operating systems was used for the first time more than 60 years ago in a computing device. Initially, folders were called directories. But, once graphical user interfaces became the norm, the term was replaced with folders. In the modern...

What is a metered connection? How to enable metered connections in Windows 10

You may have heard the term metered connections, and while their name is self-explanatory, many people do not know precisely how they work. Especially not when it comes to using such connections on computers and devices with Windows 10. In this tutorial, we explain what metered...

Simple questions: What is a font and what is a font family?

Have you ever wondered what fonts are? What makes them special in the world of computers or what makes them unique from one another? Why are there some people claiming that writing a sentence in italic means that you are using a different font from when you write without using...

How to view, install, and remove fonts in Windows 10

Step by step, Microsoft is going to phase out the Control Panel, and transfer all the settings to the Settings app. Windows 10 has introduced the management of fonts using the Settings app since the April 2018 update. The new version promises to be more...

3 steps to install Google Play apps from a web browser

The easiest way to install an app on your Android smartphone or tablet is to open the Play Store, search for the app you want and tap Install. What if we told you there's another way of installing an app from the Google Play Store? One that you can use...

7 sites where you can download free desktop icons for Windows 10

Personalizing the icons of your shortcuts can be a great way to make your PC look better. You can replace the icons for those boring folders you have seen for so many years, and others are going to admire how well organized and good looking your desktop is. However, where do you find...

2 ways to see which Windows 10 apps drain the most battery

Most smartphones and tablets offer ways of finding out which apps drain their batteries. However, Windows devices did not have this feature in the past, and there was no easy way to discover which apps consumed the most power on our laptops or tablets. However, newer versions of...

How to defragment and optimize hard disks and partitions in Windows

The good old Disk Defragmenter tool that went through a series of changes in Windows 7 has been changed again in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It has a new name - Optimize Drives - and some new inner workings that make it able to deal with both hard disks and solid...

Reset your Windows 10 network settings and adapters, in just 5 clicks

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and such is that moment when your internet connection does not work, and every troubleshooting idea you had seems to fail. When such a situation occurs, the last resort action you can take is to reset your network adapter(s). Although...

How to upload photos to OneDrive from your Android smartphone or tablet

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service for both home and business users. We use it to back up our files daily, as well as synchronize them across devices. If you use OneDrive for Windows, you should also install it on your Android smartphone and tablet. If you take many...

3 ways to boot your Windows 10 PC from a USB flash drive

There are many situations in which you might want to boot your computer using a USB flash drive. Maybe because you need to install Windows on your PC or maybe because you want to try the latest version of your favorite Linux distribution. Whatever reasons you might have, here are...

How to send your location on Android smartphones and tablets

Did you know that you can send your exact GPS location, using the features that are built into your Android smartphone, in an SMS message, to any person you wish? Maybe you are stranded in some remote place, you need help, and you do not have a data connection. Maybe you need to...

7 ways to tell how many cores your processor has

Unless you own an old computer, and by that we mean a computer that's from the nineties, you probably have a multicore processor inside it. Do you know how many cores and logical processors your CPU has? Do you want to find out this information? In this article we will show you seven...

Simple Questions: What is a proxy server and what does it mean?

If you have worked in a corporate network, you have probably encountered the term proxy server, and you know that without one you cannot access websites and services outside the company's network. However, what exactly are these proxy servers? Should you use one at home? Read this...

How to use the Resource Monitor in Windows

When Windows slows down or freezes, we usually turn to the Task Manager to figure out what is going on. If you need a better understanding of the way Windows and its apps use the resources of your computer, Resource Monitor (resmon.exe) is the right tool for the task. The...