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

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.03.2016
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...
How to make sure that Skype for Windows hides your IP address

How to make sure that Skype for Windows hides your IP address

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.03.2016
While being the most widely used voice and video chat service in the world, Skype has suffered for a very long time from a really annoying security hole. If not set properly, Skype leaks your IP address. This was Skype's Achilles' heel and, even though...
The Universal Windows Apps that work on Continuum & Windows 10 Mobile

The Universal Windows Apps that work on Continuum & Windows 10 Mobile

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.02.2016
One of the greatest features brought by Microsoft with their latest mobile operating system - Windows 10 Mobile - is the Continuum. It's that feature that connects your Windows 10 Mobile device to an external display via a Microsoft Display Dock and allows you to...
What are Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps?

What are Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.01.2016
Ever since Microsoft announced Windows 10 for PCs, hybrid devices, tablets and smartphones, we've heard quite a lot about the concept of Windows Universal Apps, or as they are called in tech-speak: Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. You've probably wondered what they are and why...
How to take screenshots in Windows Phone 8.1 & Windows 10 Mobile

How to take screenshots in Windows Phone 8.1 & Windows 10 Mobile

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.01.2016
There are times when you need a quick screenshot of what's on the screen of your smartphone. You might have a funny conversation to capture, an error message or a screen from an app that you are using. If you have a smartphone with Windows...
My PC has a nasty virus. Now what? How do I remove it?

My PC has a nasty virus. Now what? How do I remove it?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.01.2016
Y our computer got infected by a nasty virus. Windows is slow, your web browser freezes and you are constantly fighting to get rid of strange popups, warnings and advertisements. These are all signs of a malware infection. You are worried about your files, your...
3 Common ways in which your Windows device can be spied upon

3 Common ways in which your Windows device can be spied upon

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.12.2015
Do you have a girlfriend who has trust issues? Or a parent who acts a bit paranoid when he or she sees you spending most of your evenings chatting on your computer? The chance is that anyone close to you who has some computer skills,...
We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 16.12.2015
Apple iTunes and Google Play each have more than a million and a half apps available for download on our smartphones. Amazon and Windows are working their way towards half a million smartphone apps. You would expect that all our smartphones are jam-packed with apps...
Microsoft Lumia 950 Review - The first smartphone that works like a PC

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review - The first smartphone that works like a PC

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.12.2015
Microsoft Lumia 950 is the first premium smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile and it comes after more than a year in which Microsoft did not release any premium smartphones. It h as been a very long and painful wait and, for Windows fans, the interest...
Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 09.11.2015
A Google engineer showed that several USB-C cables on sale at Amazon failed to meet the standard specifications. Benson Leung started to post reviews on Amazon at the end of October, on cables that malfunctioned to the point of damaging the devices connected to them....
A long-time user's review of the Fitbit Charge HR

A long-time user's review of the Fitbit Charge HR

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.11.2015
Fitbit Charge HR has been launched for a couple of months now so this review might be old news for you. However, we bet that our review will stand out from the rest, as it is made based on a couple of months of daily...
Reviewing the ASUS Transformer Book T100HA

Reviewing the ASUS Transformer Book T100HA

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.11.2015
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is one of the most popular 2-in-1 devices that were sold with Windows 8.1. It's a device that mixes a netbook with tablet and the result is a hybrid that is powerful enough to withstand common day to day activities, yet...
The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Mandache
  • 26.06.2015
During the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner...
How To Log Your Food Intake With MyFitnessPal - Sharing The Basics

How To Log Your Food Intake With MyFitnessPal - Sharing The Basics

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.01.2015
Do you want to lose weight? Want to learn more about your body? Do you have to count your carbs because you are managing a chronic disease like diabetes? Want to make sure you are eating macronutrients in the correct ratios? Food logging solves all...
Top 7 Free Games For Windows 8.1 That Are Found In The Store

Top 7 Free Games For Windows 8.1 That Are Found In The Store

  • tutorial
  • Mihai-Emilian Blaga
  • 08.01.2015
Do you have a tablet or a hybrid device with Windows 8.1 that you want to use to have fun playing games? Do you first want to try some games without having to pay for them, just to get a feel of what's available in...
A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

  • tutorial
  • Andrei-Adnan Ismail
  • 16.12.2014
Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable...