System and Security
On May 27th, 2020, Microsoft began distributing the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and via the Media Creation Tool. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H1, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Not all systems receive it at once through Windows Update, because Microsoft rolls it out gradually. If you don't want to wait, you can use the Windows 10 Update Assistant and get the May 2020 Update right now. Here's how:
If you want to install Windows 10, you first have to create installation media such as a bootable USB memory stick or a DVD. Fortunately, that is a simple thing to do in Windows 10, as Microsoft developed the Media Creation Tool for just that reason. If you want to learn where to download the Media Creation Tool and how to use it to build your Windows 10 installation media or download an ISO file with the latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update (also known as Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H1), read this guide:
Did you know you can modify the User Account Control (UAC) settings to change the security level in Windows 10? Although most users are barely aware of its existence, the Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is a core security feature that prevents apps from making unauthorized changes to your computer or device. Read this guide to learn how to change the UAC notification levels and decide how often you get the "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" prompt in Windows 10:
At the end of May, Microsoft is starting the rollout of Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004 or 20H1). While this feature update introduces lots of welcome changes, Microsoft does have a history of delivering buggy updates that cause problems to some users. If you want to stay safe, it's a good idea to postpone this Windows 10 update for a while. If you're using Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can postpone it for a year. With Windows 10 Home, you can change some settings and delay updates for up to 35 days. Here is how to postpone May 2020 Update and other Windows 10 updates:
So you received an iPhone as a present. Maybe you got it from your company, from your significant other, or maybe even from your grandma. What if no one knows what model of iPhone that is? How do you answer this simple question: "How do I know what iPhone I have?". Fortunately, there are three easy ways to find this information. If you want to know them, read this article:
Windows 10 includes a feature called Storage Sense that is useful if you don't have a lot of free space available on your computer or device. Storage Sense provides you with an automatic way to regularly clean your Windows 10 installation drive. That way, you don't have to struggle to manually erase temporary files, delete things that you keep in your OneDrive, or uninstall apps to clear the clutter and make room for others.
USB memory sticks, as well as external hard disk drives and flash drives, are convenient means of transporting data. They allow you to carry anything, including videos, documents, presentations, applications, system recovery tools, and even operating systems. Unfortunately, the fact that they're portable also makes them prone to being lost, which can put any sensitive information you have stored on them at risk. To protect your data and yourself, you can use BitLocker To Go, a Windows tool that encrypts your data to prevent unauthorized viewing.
iPhones come with a built-in feature called "Find My iPhone" that can prove to be useful when you lose your iPhone, not to mention when someone steals it from you. Although its benefits are undeniable, some people might want or have to turn off "Find My iPhone" for various reasons. In this article, we're looking at some of those reasons. Then we're going to show you how to disable "Find My iPhone." If you want to learn how to do that, read on:
Huawei smartphones are used by millions of people all over the world. Unfortunately, all of them have one annoying feature: they close apps that run in the background when you lock the screen, to save battery power. This includes apps that you want running in the background, like the antivirus you installed for protection, the parental controls for your child, your fitness tracker, or your GPS navigation. Here is how to stop your Huawei smartphone from closing apps that you want to run in the background, even when you close the screen:
If you're using a Dual SIM Android smartphone, you should know how to change its Dual SIM settings according to your preferences. You can select a preferred SIM card for mobile data and choose which SIM your Android smartphone uses when you're making calls or sending SMS messages. You are also able to customize your SIM cards if you need to differentiate between them more easily. If you are wondering "How do I set up Dual SIM?", this tutorial answers the question and illustrates all you need to know about SIM management on Android: