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How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

If your Windows is acting up or not booting at all, you may want to try Safe Mode to fix it. Safe Mode is a special way of starting Windows that only loads the essential stuff, so you can troubleshoot and repair the issues. But sometimes, you need more than just the basics, like internet access. That’s where Safe Mode with Networking comes in handy.
How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

If you have a Windows 11 or a Windows 10 laptop with a precision touchpad, you can use various gestures to interact with both the operating system and your apps. Did you know that you can use gestures that involve not just one or two fingers but also three or even four fingers? And that using them can help you perform certain actions a lot
Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

My father asked me the other day: “Does Google have its own Weather app? I want it on my Android phone!” At the time of writing, Google does not have a standalone Weather app, at least not for Android smartphones. However, it can provide a weather forecast using data from Weather.com and other sources in its Google app, on Google.com, and elsewhere. This weather forecast
ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

ASUS started the year 2024 by launching a versatile travel router with an interesting list of features, some of which are surprisingly advanced. This router is named ASUS RT-AX57 Go. It’s small, lightweight, and can provide 4G and 5G mobile tethering capabilities, advanced VPN features, and subscription-free security. If you want to know more about this router and whether it is a good choice, read
What is and how to use Personal Vault in OneDrive

What is and how to use Personal Vault in OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage service that lets you store and access your files from any device. One of its best features is the Personal Vault, a secure folder that requires additional authentication to access your most sensitive and important files. In this tutorial post, I’m going to show you how to enable and use OneDrive’s Personal Vault to secure your data, no matter if
How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

One of the best ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 issues is to use Safe Mode, a minimal environment that allows you to run the operating system with only the essential drivers and services. However, the old methods of pressing F8 or SHIFT + F8 during boot are no longer effective because Windows 10 boots too fast, and Microsoft disabled them. Instead, you have to use
How to use Apple Maps offline on an iPhone

How to use Apple Maps offline on an iPhone

If you know you’re going to travel in an area where mobile internet is unreliable or where data usage is costly, you may want to download offline maps in Apple Maps on your iPhone. Offline maps let you view the map and get directions without being connected to the internet. Sounds interesting? In this guide, I will show just how easy it is to download
How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

If you need to type without a keyboard, the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows might be helpful. It allows you to type by using a mouse. You can even set up and use this function without having a keyboard connected to your computer, which can be useful if your keyboard is unavailable. This article explains how to access the On-Screen Keyboard, how to operate it, how
How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

Do you need to access old websites or legacy web apps that were designed to work well in Internet Explorer but aren’t working as they should in Microsoft Edge? It’s a situation that’s more common than one might think, and as some of my friends say, it happens a lot to business users and some web developers working with older technologies. If you find yourself
HUAWEI FreeClip review: The most comfortable wireless earbuds?

HUAWEI FreeClip review: The most comfortable wireless earbuds?

Most people like using wireless earbuds, but many have this issue: one of the buds has a harder time remaining in one of your ears and keeps falling off a lot easier than the other. This problem is caused by the fact that we don’t have identical ears, and even though many earbuds are designed ergonomically, our ears are simply too different. HUAWEI went on
How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

The region or country setting in Windows can have an effect on the apps and games you get access to in the Microsoft Store. If you set the wrong region, you may not be able to find or use certain apps or content that are relevant to your location. Moreover, to download apps and games from the Microsoft Store that aren’t available in your current
4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

It would be great to see Microsoft release a Windows version that allows users to password-protect specific folders that contain sensitive data. However, until that happens, if you want to protect your folders, you must use software created by other companies. Although there are many such apps, they aren’t all friendly to use, and most are also dodgy. I did some research and tested more
HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

While we all love high-end laptops with amazing displays and incredible performance, most people cannot afford them. Therefore, when buying a laptop, we’re looking for reasonably priced options that provide good value for money. HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 is a mid-range model that aims to provide people with a balanced experience at an affordable price. It looks good, has an excellent battery life, and
How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone

How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone

Wondering how to view the battery percentage on your new iPhone? Or maybe you bought a used iPhone and can’t find the battery percentage information? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll tell you how to make the battery percentage always show on your iPhone’s status bar, as well as how to check this information in other various places of iOS:
How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

When you are no longer using your computer or Windows 10 laptop, albeit temporarily, it is a good idea not to stay logged on. Instead, you should either shut it down (to save power) or sign out (to keep your data and work private). If you prefer to sign out, your account is closed, and your current user session is ended. This means that your
How to sync the Windows 10 clipboard with other PCs and Android phones

How to sync the Windows 10 clipboard with other PCs and Android phones

One of the best features of Windows 10 is the ability to store multiple items in your clipboard. But… did you know that you can also share the clipboard between computers running Windows 10 or Windows 11, as well as sync the clipboard with Android smartphones? Because yes, you can! However, for the clipboard sync to work, you must use the same Microsoft account on
How to use your iPhone in StandBy (nightstand mode)

How to use your iPhone in StandBy (nightstand mode)

With iOS 17, Apple introduced a new feature for iPhones called StandBy. It’s something you may not have heard of before, but you may have stumbled across it while using your iPhone or while checking out what’s new in the Settings app. StandBy is quite a feature, one of the best things in Apple’s latest mobile operating system, at least in my opinion. It gives
Lexar DDR4-3200 review: The cost-effective RAM upgrade!

Lexar DDR4-3200 review: The cost-effective RAM upgrade!

If you are looking for a reliable and affordable way to upgrade your desktop PC, you may want to check out the Lexar DDR4-3200 (LD4AU016G-B3200GSST) desktop memory. This RAM module is designed to deliver good performance and compatibility with most modern desktop systems. In this review, I’ll take a look at its features, specs, and performance. If you’d like to know whether the Lexar DDR4-3200