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Tutorials and how to guides about using gadgets, hardware, and software.

Windows Security

How to make a Windows Defender Offline scan

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.07.2020
There are times when your computers and devices may be infected by malware that is difficult to remove with traditional antivirus. On other occasions, the malware blocks the installation of any antivirus, and you cannot remove it manually. In such delicate situations, you need to...
Data usage

How to check the data usage and limit it on Android

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 29.06.2020
Unless you have an unlimited data plan, you should know how to limit data usage on your Android smartphone, especially considering today's data-hungry apps and our tendency to constantly check them. Luckily, Android has built-in features to monitor mobile data usage and restrict how much...
Network sharing

How to share folders, files, and libraries with the network, in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.06.2020
A lot of people have several computers in their homes and workplaces. If you're one of them, then you may need to share folders, files, and libraries with other users and computers on the same network. Unfortunately, many don't know how to share something on...
Windows Security

Protect your PC with Windows Security alongside a third-party antivirus

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.06.2020
In general, we recommend installing security suites on Windows 10 PCs, from the likes of Bitdefender, ESET, or F-Secure. They usually provide more features and better antivirus protection than the built-in Microsoft Defender Antivirus found in Windows Security. The thing is that, when you install...
Windows 10 user sign in

How to login to Windows 10 with a PIN? How to change the login PIN?

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.06.2020
People hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, and preferably unique. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. One of the fastest is the...
Timeline

The Windows 10 Timeline and how to make the most of it

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 23.06.2020
The Windows 10 Timeline is meant to improve your workflow by allowing you to quickly resume tasks previously started on your Microsoft account. The days of searching for those files you edited last week are over, because the Windows Timeline remembers them for you and...
Screensaver

How to create a screensaver with IrfanView, in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.06.2020
The quest to find good screensavers seems to be quite daunting these days because either you cannot find something you like or the things you find are full of malware. So, let us show you a different direction, in which we help you create a...
Virtual desktop

How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10: All you need to know

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 18.06.2020
Using multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10 helps you organize your tasks better, allowing you to avoid clutter and distractions while focusing on a specific activity. You can group the apps needed for your current work project on one virtual desktop, have your mail and...
Find My Device

How to locate your Android smartphone with Find My Device

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.06.2020
The Find My Device Google service gives you some control over an Android smartphone that's currently not in your possession, making it easier to locate. This is excellent news if your Android gets stolen or if you have a tendency to misplace it. This tutorial...
Windows 10 Timeline

What is Task View in Windows 10 and how to use it

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 16.06.2020
Task View brings multitasking to a whole new level in Windows 10. You can use the feature to access and manage open app windows on multiple virtual desktops, compartmentalizing different tasks for better focus. On top of that, Task View's Timeline improves workflow by allowing...
Windows setup

How to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.06.2020
Do you need to create a bootable USB memory stick or a bootable DVD with the Windows installation kit on it? Do you want to use tools that are compatible with any modern Windows version, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1? Luckily,...
OneDrive

OneDrive's Recycle Bin: How to recover deleted files

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  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.06.2020
Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle Bin folder, just like Windows 10 does? That folder stores the files deleted from any of your OneDrive synchronized devices for 30 days after you removed them. You can then use the Recycle Bin to "undelete" your...
Notepad in Windows 10

What is Notepad? 9 things you can use it for!

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.06.2020
You've probably seen Notepad on your Windows computer or device. Did you wonder about what it is and what it does? This is a very old app that has been present in Windows operating systems for decades. Although it keeps mostly the same appearance in...
iCloud

How to download and install iCloud for Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.06.2020
If you're the proud owner of one or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or a Mac, iCloud is something you probably rely upon. Do you also use a Windows 10 or Windows 7 PC? Would you like to get easy access to...
Mouse

5 ways to double-click with a single click in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.06.2020
Are you tired of opening files and folders in Windows by double-clicking or double-tapping on them? Do you want to open them like you do on your smartphone, with a click or a tap? You can do that if you change a particular setting in...
Recycle Bin

5 ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 28.05.2020
In Windows 10, it's easy to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin and restore them to their original location. If you removed something deliberately or accidentally from your PC and need it back later, there are five ways to recover deleted files from the...
User Account Control (UAC)

How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows 10

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 27.05.2020
Did you know you can modify the User Account Control (UAC) settings to change the security level in Windows 10? Although most users are barely aware of its existence, the Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is a core security feature that prevents apps from...
Google

How to set up a Google Account on Android

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 26.05.2020
  Setting up a Google Account on Android is needed if you want to access Google services and apps from the Play Store. Android relies on your Google Account to access a lot of features and apps, so we recommend using one. Whether it's a...