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Watch HD movies anywhere, on the go, or the best gadget to buy this summer

Miracast is a relatively new wireless display standard which is designed for mirroring the screen of your smartphone, tablet or PC, to a TV or a display, without requiring physical HDMI cables. If you want to watch HD movies from anywhere you travel, then buying yourself a Miracast...

7 Ways to test the speed of your internet connection on your Android device

Are you curious whether your Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides you the bandwidth that it has promised? Do you want to know how fast is your 4G data connection? Are you troubleshooting a problem with your data connection on your Android smartphone or tablet? No matter what...

How to block the internet access of any Windows app, with OneClickFirewall

Windows Firewall is a good piece of software that does its job very well, even better than many paid firewalls. However, it has always lacked in one area: it's not very easy to access and configure. It's so hidden in the background that many Windows users don't even know...

What do users get from games becoming Windows universal apps?

When it comes to games, some people in the gaming industry have said that Microsoft's "Universal Windows Platform can, should, must, and will die". The primary reason for such statements is the fact that, with its vision for universal apps and games, Microsoft will compete with...

Test comparison - Which is the best free online antivirus scanner?

Some of our readers asked us to test the most popular free antivirus scanners found online. Since such scanners are useful in providing a good second opinion, without having to install a fully-featured security product, we thought it is worthwhile to evaluate such products. We've...

How to copy optical discs (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) in Windows

Are you searching for a way to create a disc-to-disc copy of a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray? Then you are in luck. In this guide, we will discuss the steps and principles involved in making a copy of any disc, in any version of Windows. Then, we will cover some of the best tools for the...

Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Computer security is big business these days and can only get bigger, as more and more devices are connected to the internet and more threats are surfacing on the web. As such, antivirus software is invariably getting better each year. However, some products are better than...

The best 5 free programs to mount disc images in Windows

When was the last time you used a CD or a DVD? We recently asked ourselves this question, and the answer was: a long time ago. In order to replace physical discs, the idea of mounting images as virtual drives is quite appealing. In addition, disc images are not limited by the...

4 Best free Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone apps for quitting smoking

Smoking is one of the worst habits you can have: it's bad for you and it's bad for those close to you. Not long ago - 99 days, but who's counting? - my wife and I decided to quit smoking. We were both long term smokers and we were both at our "nth" try of quitting smoking. This...

How to make a backup copy of a protected disc (DVD or Blu-Ray)

We all purchase DVDs and Blu-Rays with all kinds of media content: movies, games, music, software, etc. However, as we use those discs, their quality wanes with time and, after a few years, they become unusable. Your only solution is to purchase them again but that costs money one...

How to use your keyboard to force a Blue Screen Of Death in Windows

Did you ever feel like having to go to an ancient Greek oracle and asking if your incredibly stable Windows PC will ever crash? :) While there's a very small chance for you to never have seen a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) before, you probably never triggered one because you...

6 Best free Android apps for quitting smoking

Smoking cigarettes is one of the best ways to make sure that you will have health problems sooner rather than later. You could develop lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), all kinds of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, diabetes and all the other types of cancer...

How to sync Sticky Notes across users and computers, in 7 steps

One of our readers wanted to use Sticky Notes across multiple user accounts and Windows computers and have them in sync. Unfortunately, Sticky Notes is not able to pull this off by default. It only saves your notes on a per user account basis. However, with a little bit...

3 Steps to blocking the Windows 10 upgrade offer using Never10

Microsoft offered its latest operating system - Windows 10 - as a free upgrade for any Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 user. However, on July 29th of this year, the upgrade offer expires and people won't be able to upgrade anymore. The problem is that Microsoft wants us to upgrade to...

8 Ways to find the exact version of any Windows application you are using

When we analyzed the searches that people make on our website, we learned that some of you want to know ways of finding the specific version of an application you are using. Since we did not have a tutorial to meet this need and help our readers, we decided to create one. Here are...

How to upgrade your smartphone from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile

After a very long wait, Microsoft has finally started to roll out their latest mobile operating system - Windows 10 Mobile - to existing smartphones that are running Windows Phone 8.1. Not all Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones will get the update to Windows 10 Mobile and, out of...