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How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.01.2024
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...
How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.01.2024
If you have a Windows 11 or a Windows 10 laptop with a precision touchpad, you can use various gestures to interact with both the operating system and your apps. Did you know that you can use gestures that involve not just one or two...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.01.2024
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...
Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.01.2024
My father asked me the other day: “Does Google have its own Weather app? I want it on my Android phone!” At the time of writing, Google does not have a standalone Weather app, at least not for Android smartphones. However, it can provide a...
How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.01.2024
When you finish working on your Windows 10 computer, you will probably want to turn it off. Windows 10 gives you a lot of choices for how to do that. While this isn’t hard at all, it’s good to know the different ways you can...
How to turn on and how to turn off an iPhone

How to turn on and how to turn off an iPhone

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 24.01.2024
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...
How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.01.2024
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...
How to use Apple Maps offline on an iPhone

How to use Apple Maps offline on an iPhone

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.01.2024
If you know you’re going to travel in an area where mobile internet is unreliable or where data usage is costly, you may want to download offline maps in Apple Maps on your iPhone. Offline maps let you view the map and get directions without...
How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.01.2024
If you need to type without a keyboard, the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows might be helpful. It allows you to type by using a mouse. You can even set up and use this function without having a keyboard connected to your computer, which can be...
How to disable the touchpad in Windows 10

How to disable the touchpad in Windows 10

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.01.2024
Are you wondering how to turn your touchpad off? If you’re using a Windows 10 laptop with a touchpad, you may sometimes want to disable it to prevent accidental clicks or movements. Or maybe you just want to turn off your touchpad when typing on...
What iPhone do I have? How to check the iPhone model (3 ways)

What iPhone do I have? How to check the iPhone model (3 ways)

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 16.01.2024
After unwrapping it on my birthday, as soon as I was done squealing with joy, one of my first questions was how to tell what iPhone I have. The simple package didn’t really help, so it occurred to me that I might not be the...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.01.2024
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...
How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.01.2024
Do you need to access old websites or legacy web apps that were designed to work well in Internet Explorer but aren’t working as they should in Microsoft Edge? It’s a situation that’s more common than one might think, and as some of my friends...
How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.01.2024
The region or country setting in Windows can have an effect on the apps and games you get access to in the Microsoft Store. If you set the wrong region, you may not be able to find or use certain apps or content that are...
How to change the language on Windows’ lock screen

How to change the language on Windows’ lock screen

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.01.2024
Did you install an English version of Windows on your computer, only to change the default display language to another language afterward? Like maybe Spanish, French, German, or any other language you prefer using? If you did that, you probably found out the hard way...
What is and what you can do with Windows’ Maps app

What is and what you can do with Windows’ Maps app

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.01.2024
If you are planning a trip to some exotic location or just to another city in your country, you may need map guidance. Almost everybody owns a smartphone nowadays, or at least some other GPS-enabled device to help assure you that you’re on the right...
How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone

How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.01.2024
Wondering how to view the battery percentage on your new iPhone? Or maybe you bought a used iPhone and can’t find the battery percentage information? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll tell you how to make the battery percentage always...
How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.01.2024
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...