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How to download, install, and use SteamCMD in Windows

How to download, install, and use SteamCMD in Windows

If you’re a gamer, it’s extremely likely that you’re using Steam to buy and play games on your computer. But did you hear about SteamCMD? Do you want to know what SteamCMD is, how to get it, and how to use it? In this guide, we’re explaining everything, showing you how to use SteamCMD to download a game server to which you and your friends
OneDrive not syncing? How to force OneDrive to sync in Windows

OneDrive not syncing? How to force OneDrive to sync in Windows

Although we tend to like the OneDrive service, and we use it on our Windows computers, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of them is that, sometimes, we’re facing issues with OneDrive not syncing. Another one is knowing when it performed the last synchronization to get an idea of whether it has synchronized the latest files we have added. Here
6 ways to change the Windows 11 Lock Screen wallpapers

6 ways to change the Windows 11 Lock Screen wallpapers

Whenever you lock your computer or device, and whenever it does that on its own because you didn’t use it for a while, Windows 11 shows its lock screen. It’s there to stop others from seeing or accessing your PC while you’re away from your keyboard. And, to make it beautiful, Microsoft allows you to show wallpapers on it. The lock screen in Windows 11
What is Battery Saver (Power Saving)? Turn it on or off on Android devices

What is Battery Saver (Power Saving)? Turn it on or off on Android devices

All Android smartphones and tablets have a battery-saving feature that you can activate manually or automatically to give you a little more time until the battery discharges completely. This feature has different names (Battery Saver, Power Saving, Power Saving Mode) depending on the device, Android version, and manufacturer. If you want to save energy on your device, you don’t need to install a Battery Saver
How to boot from a USB drive (4 ways)

How to boot from a USB drive (4 ways)

There are many situations in which you might want to boot your computer using a USB flash drive. Maybe because you need to install Windows on your PC or maybe because you want to try the latest version of your favorite Linux distribution. Whatever reasons you might have, here are three different ways to use a bootable USB flash drive to start your computer:
How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

When you have problems with your computer, Windows system files may become corrupted or go missing. This might be caused by sudden power drops, hardware malfunctions, a hard disk or solid-state drive approaching its end of life, and so on. If Windows reports that it can’t start because some of its files are corrupted or missing, you should use the System File Checker (SFC) tool
20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

If you like the idea of working in a command-line environment and you’re just beginning to discover Command Prompt, there are some commands you should familiarize yourself with. There are CMD commands for almost everything, from working with files and directories to managing your system and network hardware. And some of those commands are better than others when it comes to getting the job done.
How to turn off Feedback Hub prompts in Windows

How to turn off Feedback Hub prompts in Windows

Are you using Windows 10 or Windows 11 and receiving Feedback Hub survey notifications asking things like “How likely are you to recommend Windows to a friend or colleague?” or your opinion about a specific feature of Windows? Then, you’re interacting with Feedback Hub prompts. If you don’t want to see them anymore or if you’d like to tweak their frequency, read this tutorial:
How to protect your smartphone’s battery

How to protect your smartphone’s battery

If you recently bought an expensive Android flagship or the newest iPhone, you naturally want to take care of it as much as possible. You buy a screen protector, a case, and you try not to drop it. But what about protecting its battery so that it lasts longer? Charging the smartphone correctly can make the difference between replacing the battery after a year or
How to install and use Telnet in Windows

How to install and use Telnet in Windows

Telnet was developed as a network protocol in 1969, and it was famous for many years until the rise of internet broadband and more secure alternatives. You might be surprised to learn that even today, there are still plenty of Telnet servers and resources available, including several active communities. Start with this guide if you are curious to know more about using Telnet. We will
Command Prompt (CMD): 10 network-related commands you should know

Command Prompt (CMD): 10 network-related commands you should know

Command Prompt proved to be one of the best tools for running basic commands that allow you to work with files and folders from Windows. However, the Command Prompt is much more powerful than just that. You can take things to the next level by learning and using a couple of advanced commands, including a range of handy network-related commands. Today, we’re going to learn
What is the Feedback Hub? How to find and give feedback to Microsoft

What is the Feedback Hub? How to find and give feedback to Microsoft

In Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft wants our feedback on pretty much anything from the Windows features we don’t like to bugs and the apps that we want to be improved. Thus, Windows 11 and Windows 10 include a neat little app called Feedback Hub that anyone can use to give Microsoft feedback about anything related to their operating systems. In this article, we’ll
How to tell if your smartphone's battery is dying

How to tell if your smartphone's battery is dying

If you are reading this article, it’s probably because your smartphone is acting up or you’re worried that its battery is nearing the end of its life. And you have good reason to worry about the longevity of smartphone batteries. No matter how well you treat your mobile device, eventually, the battery will lose its capacity to hold a charge and your smartphone or tablet
CMD: 11 basic commands you should know (cd, dir, mkdir, etc.)

CMD: 11 basic commands you should know (cd, dir, mkdir, etc.)

Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to change the directory in CMD, change the drive, see the contents of a directory, how to rename, copy, and delete files and
How to add, modify, or remove widgets from Android

How to add, modify, or remove widgets from Android

Widgets can be incredibly useful, so it’s a good idea to know how to add or remove them from your Android smartphone. Android widgets are interactive and provide data, while also acting as gateways to apps. This tutorial shows you all you need to know on how to add or remove widgets from your Android's Home Screen, including Samsung Galaxy devices: NOTE: For this
You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

A long, long time ago, the story says, you had to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option when you wanted to unplug a USB memory stick or eject an external hard drive from Windows. It was something you had to do; otherwise, you risked corrupting files on your portable USB drives. But that’s no longer true. Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 let you unplug
What is a network location in Windows?

What is a network location in Windows?

What are network locations? You’ve probably heard the term being used in networking guides or regular face-to-face discussions between tech people. Do you want to know what a network location is in Windows, its purpose, and why the network location you set matters? Read this article and we’ll answer these questions, explain, and give examples of network locations and guidance on how to find your
View and change the Windows 7 network location (Home, Work, Public)

View and change the Windows 7 network location (Home, Work, Public)

The network location in Windows is the setting that tells the operating system whether to make your computer discoverable on the network and whether to share files (or not) with other computers and devices. The user sets the network location when connecting for the first time to a new network. However, things can happen. For instance, you might have made a wrong setting or changed