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5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

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  • Tudor Dan
  • 21.01.2022
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...
What is WPS? Where is the WPS button on a router?

What is WPS? Where is the WPS button on a router?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2022
If you have configured a wireless router on your own, you probably encountered the term WPS in its configuration menus, or you might have seen a button marked WPS on the router's back. But do you know what WPS is? How does WPS work? Which...
How to change Dual SIM settings on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

How to change Dual SIM settings on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.01.2022
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...
7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 19.01.2022
Having multiple users on a Windows 11 computer is a great way to make sure each person who uses the computer has a pleasant experience while using it. Keeping files, settings, and apps separated helps with security and privacy, so it’s a good idea to...
How to find and change the MAC address on your iPhone (or iPad)

How to find and change the MAC address on your iPhone (or iPad)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.01.2022
Do you own an iPhone or an iPad and wondering what’s your MAC address and how to change it? Would you like to spoof your MAC address or, the opposite, disable MAC address randomization on your Apple mobile device? If you answered yes to any...
How to log out your devices from WhatsApp

How to log out your devices from WhatsApp

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 18.01.2022
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps at the moment. You can use it on your iPhone or Android smartphone and your PC with WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. However, there are times when it comes in handy to know how to logout...
How to open Photos in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (10 ways)

How to open Photos in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (10 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.01.2022
The Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 11 makes it easier than ever to view, browse, and organize the digital pictures on your device. On top of that, the app lets you do some basic editing of your photos and even create your own...
How to reset an app on iPhone

How to reset an app on iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.01.2022
If you’re an iPhone user and use it daily, you might have installed more than just a few apps on it. At a certain point in time, some of them might not work as you want them to, or maybe they just have data that...
How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.01.2022
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...
How to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

How to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 13.01.2022
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...
How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.01.2022
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...
6 ways to restore the original MAC address of your network card

6 ways to restore the original MAC address of your network card

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 11.01.2022
There are times when you might want or have to change the MAC address of your network adapter so that you can connect to certain networks. However, what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address, and you do not know...
Do iPhones have NFC? How do you use NFC on an iPhone?

Do iPhones have NFC? How do you use NFC on an iPhone?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.01.2022
NFC is a popular technology that’s been available for more than just a couple of years. It’s used everywhere, from portable speakers to payment systems, and for all kinds of things, ranging from transferring contacts or files to pairing your smartphone with your car. The...
How to add or remove desktop icons (shortcuts) in Windows

How to add or remove desktop icons (shortcuts) in Windows

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 10.01.2022
While shortcuts are useful, knowing how to add and how to remove icons from your desktop helps you avoid clutter and keep everything tidy. Showing only one icon by default, Windows 10 and Windows 11 appear to encourage a “clean” desktop, but you can add...
How to change or spoof the MAC address in Windows (7 ways)

How to change or spoof the MAC address in Windows (7 ways)

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.01.2022
Changing the MAC address of a network card is not something most users have to do. However, some users may need to spoof the MAC address of their Windows computer to cope with different problems or network restrictions. To help you in such situations, we...
How to open Command Prompt when Windows doesn't boot (3 ways)

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

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.01.2022
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...
How to change the Windows 11 theme

How to change the Windows 11 theme

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.01.2022
A Windows theme is a collection of settings that alters visual and sound aspects of your operating system. When you change the Windows 11 theme, you can modify several elements (background, color, sound, and mouse cursor) simultaneously, so this is an easy and impactful way...
18 ways to open Settings in Windows 11

18 ways to open Settings in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 03.01.2022
The Windows 11 Settings app is the go-to place if you want to control how your operating system looks and works. While many of the methods to open Settings in Windows 11 are the same as in Windows 10, the app is quite different, offering...