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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.

How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

The Settings app in Windows 10 is the modern replacement for the dated Control Panel that we’ve been accustomed to since the good old days of Windows XP. Its purpose is to help us configure how the operating system works on our machines. Therefore, if you have a Windows 10 laptop, PC, or tablet, you must know how to open Settings. Maybe you want something
What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

Did you hear about the Device Manager? Do you know what it is and what it’s used for in Windows operating systems? With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or device, view the devices for which you did not install appropriate drivers, and also see and manage “hidden” devices. If
How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

Although the adoption rate of Windows 11 is slower than what Microsoft would like, millions of people use it at home or work. Microsoft improves this operating system by releasing yearly minor and major updates to make it more appealing. The Windows 11 build number changes with each new update, and sometimes the version number changes too. If you need to know the Windows 11
What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

Microsoft is in the final stages of testing their upcoming Moment 5 Update for Windows 11. This update will be made available at the end of February 2024 and then rolled out slowly to all Windows 11 users, including those using Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2. Moment 5 is not a big update, but it does include some welcome improvements to features like Snap
What iOS do I have? How to check the iOS version on an iPhone

What iOS do I have? How to check the iOS version on an iPhone

Are you wondering how to check the iOS version on an iPhone? Apple releases regular updates to its iPhone operating system, periodically introducing new features, enhancements, and fixes. Hence, it comes in handy knowing how to find the iOS version if you are dying to try that new cool functionality or need help troubleshooting problems on your device. Furthermore, the latest iOS version ensures you
How to download Windows 11 for free

How to download Windows 11 for free

You never know when you’re going to need a copy of the Windows 11 setup on a USB flash drive, a DVD, or as an ISO file. It may be useful for reinstalling Windows 11 on your computer or laptop, assisting a friend, or even upgrading a Windows device. And that’s why you may want to know how to get Windows 11. This is what
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

One way to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems or fix boot failures is to start the system in Safe Mode. Safe Mode only loads the essential components, which helps you isolate and solve the issues. However, some problems are so severe that they interfere with the graphical user interface, making Safe Mode with Command Prompt a better option, as it doesn’t run the Explorer shell. In
How to download Windows 10 for free

How to download Windows 10 for free

Windows 10 is the most widely used PC operating system in the world right now. Obviously, it’s a good idea to keep a USB memory stick, a DVD, or an ISO file with the Windows 10 setup handy. You may need it for various reasons, whether it’s reinstalling Windows 10 on your laptop or assisting friends in trouble, when their computers malfunction. Or, why not,
How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

If your Windows 11 system is having issues or failing to start, booting into Safe Mode can be a lifesaving step for troubleshooting. Safe Mode is a specialized startup mode that loads only essential components, allowing you to identify problems and potentially resolve them. More often than not, you also need internet connectivity for that, which makes Safe Mode with Networking indispensable. In this guide,
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

If your Windows is acting up or not booting at all, you may want to try Safe Mode to fix it. Safe Mode is a special way of starting Windows that only loads the essential stuff, so you can troubleshoot and repair the issues. But sometimes, you need more than just the basics, like internet access. That’s where Safe Mode with Networking comes in handy.
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

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 because it allows Windows 10 to boot faster than other sign-in methods. If you want to try it out and
How to turn on and how to turn off an iPhone

How to turn on and how to turn off an iPhone

It can be challenging to figure out how to turn off an iPhone, especially if you have a new device. While it’s pretty intuitive to turn on an iPhone, powering it off is tricky. That’s because of the extra safeties introduced to make sure you don’t unintentionally shut down your iPhone. Without further ado, this tutorial shows how to turn on an iPhone, while also
How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

One of the best ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 issues is to use Safe Mode, a minimal environment that allows you to run the operating system with only the essential drivers and services. However, the old methods of pressing F8 or SHIFT + F8 during boot are no longer effective because Windows 10 boots too fast, and Microsoft disabled them. Instead, you have to use
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

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 biometric authentication allow for fast and secure logins, and I personally like using them over traditional sign-in methods. If you
4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

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 such apps, they aren’t all friendly to use, and most are also dodgy. I did some research and tested more
How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

If you’re having trouble with the performance of your Windows computer or laptop, one tool that can help you identify what’s wrong is the old Performance Monitor, which has been available in Windows operating systems since 1993. This tool can help you monitor how your computer’s processor, memory, or storage space are utilized and troubleshoot problems. But, before using it, you need to know how
How to sync the Windows 10 clipboard with other PCs and Android phones

How to sync the Windows 10 clipboard with other PCs and Android phones

One of the best features of Windows 10 is the ability to store multiple items in your clipboard. But… did you know that you can also share the clipboard between computers running Windows 10 or Windows 11, as well as sync the clipboard with Android smartphones? Because yes, you can! However, for the clipboard sync to work, you must use the same Microsoft account on
The Windows 10 Clipboard: How to access it, add items, paste from it, etc.

The Windows 10 Clipboard: How to access it, add items, paste from it, etc.

The Clipboard in Windows 10 has had an interesting evolution. Initially, it was the same basic clipboard we got used to from the old days of Windows 7. Then, it turned into an app that stores your clipboard’s history, synchronizes items across devices, and enhances your overall productivity like never before in Windows. If you use Windows 10, and you want to be more productive