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

Review ESET Smart Security Premium: Complete protection for your PCs

Today, we’re going to look at the premium computer protection solution made by ESET. It’s descriptively called ESET Smart Security Premium and, besides the mandatory antivirus engine and web shield, it also includes tools such as a firewall module, parental controls, a...

How to allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM chip on Windows

BitLocker is an encryption tool included in Windows that you can use to secure your data on any drive. Although by default, BitLocker requires the presence of a TPM chip in your computer to be able to encrypt the system drive, you can still use it without one. However, for that, you...

3 ways to turn the iPhone 12 on and off (as well as other iPhones)

If you have a new iPhone 11, iPhone 12, or iPhone 13, turning it on and off can be a challenge. While it's pretty intuitive to turn on an iPhone, turning it off is tricky because of extra safeties introduced to make sure you don't accidentally shut down your device. If you want to...

Review ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Efficient and reasonably priced!

Malware is everywhere these days, so protection against it is mandatory for all of us, regardless of what devices we use. If you’re using a Windows computer or laptop, you’re already getting some security from the built-in Microsoft Defender, but there are better choices...

How to manually update apps and games from the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store handles updating apps and games automatically, as long as they are downloaded from it, and not from other distribution channels like Steam, websites, or other third-party apps. However, sometimes there’s a delay between the release of the updates and the...

11 ways to open Event Viewer in Windows 10 and Windows 11

The Windows Event Viewer is a powerful tool that logs everything happening on your PC from the moment it starts up to shutdown. You can use it to see details about app errors, warnings generated by different system services, information about the state of drivers and...

How to install Windows 11 & Windows 10 on a USB drive (Windows To Go)

Did you know that you can install Windows 11 or Windows 10 on a USB drive, like a fast USB solid-state drive or a USB memory stick? Do you want to create a portable Windows To Go installation? If you want to be able to boot Windows 11 or Windows 10 from a USB drive on any computer,...

Where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

The Windows Recycle Bin is a second chance to recover files or folders you previously deleted from your computer or device. But to locate any discarded items in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you first need to open the Recycle Bin folder. This tutorial answers the...

Review ESET Internet Security: Powerful and easy to use!

The world we live in is more connected than ever. Whether you use your computer for remote work, gaming, or simply browsing the web looking for multimedia content, it’s inevitable that, sooner rather than later, you’ll stumble upon malicious websites or even malware. To be...

How to create a System Repair disc in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you want to repair a malfunctioning computer with Windows 10 or Windows 11 installed, you need a USB recovery drive or a repair disc. Most people prefer using USB memory sticks to create such drives. However, if you still have a computer laying around with a DVD or Blu-Ray drive...

What is the Local Group Policy Editor, and how do I use it?

The Local Group Policy Editor is a Windows tool most often used by IT administrators to quickly change settings for computers in a network. However, the Local Group Policy Editor also lets you control many settings related to your computer and the local user...

5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

As part of its built-in security suite, both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer a powerful firewall application named Windows Defender Firewall. Whether you want to turn off the Windows Firewall or just to make sure it is running to protect your PC, you first need to...

How to change Dual SIM settings on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

If you’re using a Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android, you should know how to change its Dual SIM settings according to your needs. You can select a preferred SIM card for mobile data and set which SIM your Android smartphone uses when making calls or sending SMS...

How to install Windows 11 on any (unsupported) PC or virtual machine

You’ve probably heard of the steep system requirements of Windows 11. You can’t install it on an unsupported computer - one that doesn’t have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, or enough RAM. This checklist leaves many on the outside, theoretically unable to install Windows 11. However, the...

How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

How do you tell which Windows you have? The answer to this question is not rocket science. It is not even a complicated thing to do. However, it is a question you may have to answer so that you receive technical support with a problem you have. If you have handled Windows devices...

How to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

The Local Group Policy Editor enables a power user to control a large number of settings in Windows. You can control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the features and the apps that users are allowed to access, and you can do so using a simple interface that offers lots of...

How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes many features and settings, and some of them can be looked upon as intrusive by privacy-concerned folks. The good news is that Windows 11 also provides us with plenty of switches and settings that let us control what hardware devices and what features Windows 11...

How to open Command Prompt when Windows doesn't boot (3 ways)

The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that you can use for various 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...