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Unlock Incognito

How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.02.2024
If you use the Incognito mode on your Android or iPhone smartphone to browse the web privately, you probably have things in there that you don’t want others to see. In that case, you’ll likely want to protect your Incognito tabs. Fortunately, the Google Chrome...
Fingerprint recognition (Windows Hello)

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.01.2024
Biometric authentication is available in Windows 10 if you have a laptop or desktop computer with a fingerprint reader or a webcam that can be used for face recognition. Of the two authentication methods, the fingerprint reader is the fastest, and I like using it...
Windows 10 Power menu

How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.01.2024
When you finish working on your Windows 10 computer, you will probably want to turn it off. Windows 10 gives you a lot of choices for how to do that. While this isn’t hard at all, it’s good to know the different ways you can...
OneDrive Personal Vault

What is and how to use Personal Vault in OneDrive

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.01.2024
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,...
Fingerprint recognition (Windows Hello)

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.01.2024
Some of our readers have asked us if Windows 11 supports biometrics. Yes, it does, but in order for biometric authentication to work, you also need laptops or desktop computers with hardware that’s compatible with things like fingerprint authentication or face recognition. Both types of...
Password protected ZIP

4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.01.2024
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...
Shut Down Windows

How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.12.2023
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...
Windows Backup

How to restore a backup made with Windows Backup

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.10.2023
The Windows Backup app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is not your regular backup solution. It doesn’t allow you to restore your entire system or any specific files, settings, apps, or credentials. The folders you’ve backed up are available directly in your OneDrive cloud...
Windows Backup

How to make a backup with the new Windows Backup app

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.10.2023
One of the most important tasks that every computer user should do regularly is to back up their data. Backing up your data means creating a copy of your files and settings in a separate location, such as an external hard drive, a cloud service,...
Windows Update

Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.09.2023
Traditionally, Windows updates were downloaded straight from Microsoft’s servers to your PC. This meant that Microsoft had to have a huge infrastructure to deliver updates to millions of users worldwide and that, sometimes, the speed of downloading updates was frustratingly slow. To improve the situation,...
Web browsers

How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.08.2023
Proxy servers are intermediaries between your PC and the internet. When your browser uses a proxy server, the websites you access see the proxy as the actual visitor instead of your computer. This can improve your online privacy and security while also helping you bypass...
Windows 11 updates

The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.08.2023
Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with many new features and improvements. However, to have the best user experience and enjoy the best performance and security, you must keep your Windows 11 device updated. In this guide, I’ll show...
Mobile web browsers

Where are cookies stored on Android?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.08.2023
If you own an Android device, you might be wondering where your browser cookies are stored on it. If you’ve arrived here, you probably already know that cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to your browser when you visit them. They can...
Proxy settings in Windows 11

How to set the proxy settings in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.07.2023
Depending on your network, you may need to use a proxy server to browse the web. When you go online, your traffic goes through the proxy server. This allows you to protect your privacy by covering some of your tracks when surfing the web. That’s...
VPN

What is a VPN? What do VPNs do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.07.2023
You’ve probably heard about VPNs, but do you know what a VPN is and what VPNs do? If you’re not already using a VPN service, maybe you should start doing so as soon as possible. You might not see its real value right now, but...
TP-Link Tapo C225

TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.07.2023
Do you have a child that you need to keep an eye on? Or a pet? Or both? Then you may need a surveillance camera for home use. And if you want features like night vision or the ability to have audio conversations remotely, then...
Registry Editor

What is and how to edit the Windows Registry

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.07.2023
Have you ever heard of the Windows Registry or the Registry Editor tool? Did a geeky friend of yours tell you that you can do certain things in Windows only from the Registry? Did you wonder what the Windows Registry is and what it does?...