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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 share your location with a friend so that they can find you easily. Whatever your reason for sharing your location, here it is how to do it using the features that are built into your Android smartphone:
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 methods that you can use to see how many cores your computer's processor has, or how many logical cores it makes available to Windows:
How do I make the text bigger in Chrome and other browsers (Firefox, Edge, Opera, Internet Explorer)
Have you tried to read a web page and you had to squint your eyes because the font size was too small? The combination of resolutions and screen sizes can result in wild pairings that make the text on the web pages hard to read. The question is: How do I permanently enlarge text in my browser? The answer differs quite a lot depending on the web browser that you use. In this guide, we answer this question for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer. Read on to find out how to enlarge text in your favorite web browser:
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 guide to learn why proxy servers are necessary and when you should use a proxy:
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 information is concise and real-time with graphs and grouping by resources. You can monitor the use of the CPU, memory, disk, and network. This tutorial shows what you need to know about Resource Monitor and how to use it:
Do you want to know how to configure Windows so that you do not have to use the Safely Remove Hardware notification icon, to unplug external USB devices such as flash memory sticks or external hard disk drives? Is it safe to disable it and what is the performance impact of this choice? The answers to all these questions are covered in this article. Let's get started:
When you want to browse your files and work with them in Windows, most people fire up File Explorer (in Windows 10 and Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (in Windows 7). While these apps are good-enough file managers, for most people, they can be improved and tweaked to work even better. To improve your user experience, we have compiled a list of fifteen tips that you can apply, so that File Explorer or Windows Explorer work the way you want to:
The OneDrive app for Android and iOS (iPhone or iPad) can be used to access your data stored in your Microsoft account. If you use it to store pictures and private documents you might want to protect them. The OneDrive apps for Android and iOS offer an additional level of security with a passcode that is required every time you open the app. If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint scanner, you can use that instead of the passcode. Let's see how to set it up so that the files you keep in your OneDrive are better protected:
BitLocker is a tool included in Windows 10 (Pro and Enterprise), Windows 7 (Enterprise and Ultimate), and Windows 8.1 (Pro and Enterprise) that can be used to encrypt data on any drive. By default, you must have a TPM chip in your computer to encrypt your system drive. If you do not have one, it is still possible to use BitLocker, but you need to set Windows so that it allows the use of BitLocker without this chip.
Huawei smartphones are popular and used by millions of people all over the world. Unfortunately, all of them have one annoying feature: they aggressively close apps when you lock the screen, to save battery power, including apps that you may need to run in the background. This means that your Huawei smartphone may deactivate the antivirus that you installed for protection, the parental controls that you installed for your child, your fitness or your GPS navigation apps.