System and Security

How to use Windows, Android, iOS, and other platforms securely. How to deal with system and security updates, how to troubleshoot problems, etc.

How to stop crypto mining and cryptojacking in Opera

Do you know that some websites on the internet use your browser to mine for cryptocurrencies without your permission? This technique is also known as cryptojacking, and it involves using your computer’s resources to generate cryptocurrencies that can then be used in the real world....

How to install an APK on Android without Google Play Store

The safest way to install a new app on any Android device is to use the Google Play Store. However, that is not the only method to get new apps. If you’re a developer testing an app, or if your Android device can’t access the Google Play Store, you can also use an app’s .APK...

How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

Are you wondering how to hide the notifications on the Lock screen of your Android smartphone? While these alerts can be useful at times, you can hide notifications to keep everything away from prying eyes if you value your privacy. This guide illustrates how to hide...

How to install Windows 10 from DVD, ISO, or USB

Windows 10 is used on more than 1 billion computers and devices, and many users want to install it on their own. One way is to use a USB memory stick with the Windows 10 setup, a disc (like a DVD or CD), or an ISO file with the installation. The installation process is the same no...

How to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type

We know that Windows 10 is the last edition of Windows. That is easy but, each year, new versions of Windows 10 pop up. We’ve had Windows 10 with Anniversary Update, October 2018 Update, May 2021 Update, and many other feature updates with different names and version numbers. What...

How to hide the content of notifications on Android

Every time you receive a notification from an Android app, you can see the app’s name and icon, together with a preview of its contents, on your Lock screen. When it comes to notifications received from WhatsApp, Messenger, Messages, and other...

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade to May 2021 Update today!

On May 18th, 2021, Microsoft began distributing the May 2021 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 21H1, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a...

How to pause Windows 10 updates like May 2021 Update

Microsoft has started to slowly roll out Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1). The company will throttle availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience, so the update may not be offered to you immediately. While this feature update is primarily about...

Windows 10 May 2021 Update: What's new and removed?

The eleventh “major” update to Windows 10 is Windows 10 May 2021 Update or version 21H1. As of the 18th of May 2021, Microsoft is slowly rolling it out to users worldwide. First, it gets to the users that hit the “Check for updates” button in Windows...

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO

If you want to install Windows 10, you first have to create installation media such as a bootable USB memory stick or a DVD with the Windows 10 setup. Fortunately, that is a simple thing to do, as Microsoft developed the Media Creation Tool for just that reason. If you want...

How to change or remove the SIM PIN code on Android

The SIM card PIN code is meant to protect your data against unauthorized access. Each SIM you insert into a smartphone has a PIN code that you need to enter in order to activate the card. Some mobile providers use standard PIN codes, like 0000 or 1234, for all their SIM cards, while...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

The Safe Mode environment in Windows is one of the best ways to diagnose and repair problems that stop the operating system from loading correctly or even from loading at all. Furthermore, Safe Mode with Networking can be even more helpful than the default Safe...

How to configure proxy server settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the ability to set a proxy server from its Settings app without the need for third-party software. This feature allows you to protect your online privacy by covering some of your tracks when surfing the web. Furthermore, using a proxy server might be the...

How to open Disk Defragmenter in Windows (12 ways)

The Defragment and Optimize Drives utility from Windows has a long history. It used to be called simply Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Even though it has a new name in Windows 10, Disk Defragmenter is essentially the same, and it performs a...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode (9 ways)

If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that pressing the F8 or the SHIFT + F8 keys on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode no longer works. That method stopped working because the Windows 10 start procedure became faster than ever...

How to clear cookies on Firefox in Windows and macOS

Clearing cookies in Mozilla Firefox prevents tracking and improves your privacy, providing a safer browsing experience. However, while it’s easy to completely clear Firefox cookies, some of them are useful, as they remember your preferences, details, and even your shopping cart. So...