System and Security
In Windows 10, the old Windows Firewall has been rebranded by Microsoft to Windows Defender Firewall. It is a security feature built into the operating system that helps block unauthorized access to your computer, while permitting authorized communications. This tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article, we're going to show you how to allow apps through Windows Defender Firewall, as well as how to block them from going online.
By default, the Android operating system saves all your screenshots using the PNG file format. But what if you want to change the screenshot format from PNG to JPG? Or what if your phone's manufacturer changed this default behavior and your new Android device stores screenshots as JPG files? You may then want to change the screenshot format from JPG to PNG. This tutorial shows how to switch the screenshot format on your Android smartphone or tablet, regardless of whether you want JPG or PNG for your images:
If you've taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you might want to understand the options you have for managing your encrypted USB memory stick or flash drive. Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you need to know more for special circumstances. Perhaps you want to change the password, add a smart card as a second unlock method, or reprint your recovery key to ensure you can unlock your drive no matter what happens. Whatever your reasons, BitLocker provides a series of options for managing your drive that make the job simple.
Did you link your Android smartphone or your iPhone with your Windows 10 PC? You don't find the Your Phone app from Windows 10 useful? Maybe it crashes a lot, and you want to remove your phone and disconnect it from your computer? It doesn't matter what phone you use (Android or iPhone), the process for disconnecting it from Windows 10 is the same. Here's how it works:
As implied by their name, the Android Quick Settings provide fast access to different features on your smartphone or tablet. Instead of wasting time digging through settings and menus, you can use the switches in the Quick Settings menu to toggle features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or the Flashlight on your Android device. And there are so many Android Quick Settings available that you rarely have to open the Settings app these days.
While having the ability to restore your system from a restore point is one of Windows' most useful features, it may be that some people will want to turn it off for all or some of their partitions. Others may wish to change how much space is used for System Restore and assign more or less. To help you out, this guide shows you how to configure System Restore in Windows 10, how much drive space it uses, and how to enable or disable it for one partition or another:
System Restore is one of those Windows apps that can be categorized as being an "oldie but goldie." If something suddenly stops working as it should or if your Windows 10 PC breaks down without notice, you'll want to know about System Restore and how to use it. This system recovery tool can be a lifesaver and a fast one at that, as it can revert your PC to a working state in just a few minutes. Would you like to know more about it? Read this article and find out what System Restore is, why and when it's useful, and also how to use it when the going gets tough:
BitLocker To Go is useful when you want to protect the data on your removable drives (USB memory sticks, external hard disks, etc.). Though it can be helpful, it may not appeal to all users, because it asks you for a password each time you want to use the encrypted drive. If you have encrypted a flash drive, an external hard disk, or another removable drive with BitLocker To Go, and you decide to return the drive to its normal state so that you can use it without typing the unlock password, you have to decrypt it and disable BitLocker To Go.
The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load? How do you "boot" to Command Prompt (cmd.exe) "from BIOS" to fix the issues that you are having? This tutorial shows you how to do it:
When your Windows 10 machine breaks and refuses to work, System Restore is one of those lifesaving tools that makes you thankful they exist. That's because you can use it to repair your PC if you've created a system restore point before it started to misbehave. Did you create a system restore point? If you didn't, would you like to learn how to create a restore point in Windows 10? Read on and find out: