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

Start Menu

Windows tiles: What are they? What do they do?

  • misc
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.02.2020
While the old and familiar desktop shortcuts continue to be reliable, the Windows 10 Start Menu includes a different way of launching and organizing things, using a concept called Windows tiles. Everyone has an opinion about Windows tiles. In spite of Windows 10 being one...
Network

How to automatically dial a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.02.2020
Creating, configuring, and connecting to a broadband PPPoE connection in Windows 10 is rather easy. However, you do need to make the PPPoE connection manually, each time you want to access the internet. It is a step that many of you might prefer to skip...
Airplane mode

Windows 10's Airplane mode: 3 ways to turn it Off or On!

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.02.2020
If you are a mobile user who travels a lot, you need a way to work or have fun while flying. Luckily, like a smartphone, Windows 10 has a feature called Airplane mode. You can turn it on to use your laptop or tablet while...
Partitions and drives

5 ways to rename any drive in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.02.2020
In Windows 10, every drive uses a familiar name that helps you identify it. For instance, the drive that holds the operating system is called Local Disk. At the same time, a USB memory stick is named USB Drive. Also, network drives and mapped drives...
Sounds

2 ways to use custom ringtones on your iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.02.2020
Custom ringtones are one of the best ways in which you can customize your iPhone to make it feel more like your own, and not just another iPhone in a pocket. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to show you how...
UEFI BIOS

What is BIOS? What does BIOS mean?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.02.2020
If you are a casual computer user, you may have heard about the BIOS, UEFI BIOS, BIOS failures, or Dual BIOS motherboards, but you might be wondering what these terms mean. What is a BIOS except for a weird-sounding acronym? What does BIOS do? Is...
SIM card

Use the PUK code to unlock your Android's SIM card

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.02.2020
If you forget the PIN on your smartphone, you need to use the PUK code to unlock your Android's SIM card. Considering that your SIM card stores personal data, like your contacts, it makes sense that PUK stands for personal unlocking key. This tutorial illustrates...
Children

How to add a child account to your Windows 10 PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.02.2020
We've always found the family features and settings from Microsoft to be rather complicated and not so easy to understand. However, in Windows 10, things changed, and they did so for the better. Adding a child account to your Windows 10 PC or device is...
Phone call

How to block a number on Android

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 14.02.2020
Whether it's phone calls or messages, we all get unwanted attention sometimes, so knowing how to block a number on Android comes in handy. Are you sick of robocalls? Is your less-than-stable ex spamming you? It's easy to stop them from contacting you on your...
Command Prompt (CMD)

What is the Command Prompt (CMD)?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.02.2020
The Command Prompt or CMD is the bane of many Windows users. Most people don't understand what it is, and, unless they really have to use it, they try to avoid it. Also, most of those who read our tutorials about the Command Prompt on...
File Explorer

How to rename all files in a folder in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 11.02.2020
Renaming multiple or all the files in a folder can be a tedious, repetitive task in Windows 10. However, there are some tricks you can use to save time and rename a batch of files, either using a keyboard shortcut, from File Explorer's ribbon, or...
IP addresses

What is DNS? How is it useful?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.02.2020
Have you heard of the term DNS? Did you stumble upon error messages that told you that the DNS server could not be reached? Do you know what a DNS is and what its purpose is? If you want to find out, read this guide....
Facebook

How to view and clear your off-Facebook activity

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.02.2020
Facebook is renowned for its Big Brother way of doing things. No matter what you're doing on the internet, this company seems to know it all, and it seems there's no way of hiding from its long arm that doesn't care about our privacy. Although...
Webcam

How to use your Android phone as a webcam for your PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.02.2020
Do you have a Windows laptop or a computer that you use for making Skype calls, but you don't have a webcam to use with it? Or maybe your laptop's built-in webcam just broke, and you must participate in an urgent online video meeting? If...
Windows 10 Search

5 ways to configure how the Windows 10 Search works

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.02.2020
The Search in Windows 10 has evolved with every new version of the operating system. It is now more powerful and more complete than it has ever been. Whether you want to find documents, apps, photos, files, folders, emails, or even do web searches, the...
Google Assistant

How to change the Google Assistant language on Android

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 06.02.2020
Did you know there are 40 options available when you try to change the language used to speak to your Google Assistant on Android? Even if it can't answer back in every language, the Assistant recognizes what you are saying and delivers the appropriate results....
Sound

How to change the ringtone on your Android smartphone

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 05.02.2020
Changing the ringtone might be one of the first things one does on a new Android smartphone. Nobody likes having a default ringtone that can be easily confused with someone else's, and you can even take things one step further and assign different ringtones to...
Spotify

How to play the same song over and over on Spotify

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.02.2020
Spotify is one of the most beloved music streaming services in the world. It managed to gather the most comprehensive music library of artists, albums, and songs available on any platform. To play all your favorite music, or even podcasts, on Spotify, you only need...