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How to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a Windows PC

How to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a Windows PC

If you are running a Windows-based computer or similar device, you can connect to another one using Remote Desktop Connection. This application uses the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to allow you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC's display. In other words, using this program, you can control another Windows PC from your computer, remotely on your local network or
What is the Guest account and how do you turn it on?

What is the Guest account and how do you turn it on?

When someone is visiting for a while and needs access to your Windows computer or tablet, you should not give away your user account details. The best thing you can do is enable the Guest account in Windows and have your visitor use it. This keeps your private files and system settings safe and does not make you look like a bad person. :) In
Do you need a volume shortcut in Windows? We have two shortcuts for you!

Do you need a volume shortcut in Windows? We have two shortcuts for you!

Do you want a desktop shortcut for controlling the sound volume, on your Windows computer or device? Even though Windows offers many ways for changing the sound volume, some users prefer a plain old shortcut. If this is what you want, read this guide and download the shortcut you prefer or learn how to create a shortcut yourself, in just a couple of seconds:
How to avoid the risks and dangers of downloading free apps and games from the web

How to avoid the risks and dangers of downloading free apps and games from the web

We sometimes write articles about the best free apps that can do a certain thing very well or about the best games. One thing that we learned while writing such content is that you cannot be too careful when you are researching and installing new software, and especially free apps and games. In this article, we are going to use this experience to see which
Credential Manager is where Windows stores passwords and login details

Credential Manager is where Windows stores passwords and login details

Do you know where Windows stores passwords and login details that you save when using this operating system? For example, you access a network share and you type a username and password, in order to access it. When you do that, Windows stores those details for later use. It does that in a hidden desktop app named Credential Manager. Here is how to find this
Simple questions: What is TruePlay, how it works and how to enable it?

Simple questions: What is TruePlay, how it works and how to enable it?

Have you heard about a new Windows 10 feature called TruePlay or Game Monitor? If you like playing games a lot, and you use a Windows 10 computer for gaming, you have probably seen these terms referenced somewhere in Windows 10. Microsoft did not make it clear what TruePlay is or what it does, but we have gathered the scant information available and tried to
How to use Xbox Networking in Windows 10, to check your connection to Xbox Live

How to use Xbox Networking in Windows 10, to check your connection to Xbox Live

One of the small improvements in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the addition of a new tool called Xbox Networking. It gives information on your latency, packet loss rate, and whether your home network is properly configured for online play through Xbox Live services. Xbox Networking is Microsoft's attempt to identify and resolve issues preventing you from using voice chatting and playing multiplayer games
How to create your own characters with the Private Character Editor from Windows

How to create your own characters with the Private Character Editor from Windows

You probably know that you can use special symbols and characters from fonts installed on your Windows computer or device. Character Map is the best tool for finding and selecting those. But what about making your own special characters in Windows instead of using symbols created by others? Yes, you can do that. In this guide, we will show you how to create and save
How to pin contacts to the taskbar or to the Start Menu of Windows 10

How to pin contacts to the taskbar or to the Start Menu of Windows 10

In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft introduces many new features. One of the most interesting ones, from a productivity standpoint, is the fact that you can pin contacts to the taskbar and the Start Menu. That makes it easier and faster for you to keep in touch with the people who matter most in your life. They are now just one click or tap
How to embed MP3 and other audio files into PowerPoint presentations

How to embed MP3 and other audio files into PowerPoint presentations

Many people need to create PowerPoint presentations for work, school or other reasons. Modern presentations are no longer a simple series of slides filled with text and pictures. In the media-rich world in which we live, PowerPoint presentations are often filled with video and audio too. If you want to enhance your presentations by adding audio files to your slides, in this tutorial we will
You can't enable the Guest account in Windows 10. Here's why and how others are lying

You can't enable the Guest account in Windows 10. Here's why and how others are lying

For reasons known only to Microsoft, they decided to remove the Guest account from Windows 10. As of July 2015, starting with build 10159, this feature is gone from Windows 10, without much of an explanation from Microsoft. Even though this feature is removed from Windows 10, you will find several websites promising multiple ways of enabling the Guest account in Windows 10. The trouble
How to unlink your Skype ID from your Microsoft account

How to unlink your Skype ID from your Microsoft account

A few years ago, we published a guide about unlinking your Skype ID from your Microsoft account. It was very popular with our readers, and it provided them with real help. However, as of early 2017, it stopped working because Microsoft has silently changed things, without an official blog post of any kind. Today, unlinking your Skype ID from your Microsoft account seems like Mission
The 5 best voice recording apps for Android smartphones and tablets

The 5 best voice recording apps for Android smartphones and tablets

Are you a student and your teacher gives lectures that are too long for you to write down? Do you have a boss who talks too fast and when he is finished you have no idea what he wanted you to do? Have you ever wanted to be able to record yourself while singing? Or maybe you wanted to record your sleep talk during the