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

Xbox app

6 things you can do with the Xbox app in Windows 10

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.02.2017
The Xbox app from Windows 10 is how Microsoft caters to the needs of the gamers community. It's an app designed to enhance your gaming life, by offering tools that let you stream games from your Xbox One console, record the games that you play,...
Keyboard

What are the F1, F2, F3 to F12 keyboard keys used for?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.02.2017
If you have used a computer, then you have also used a computer keyboard. And if that's true, you surely saw and probably also used its function keys. They are the F1, F2 to F12 keys that are found on the top row of most...
Weather

Best free weather apps for Windows computers and devices

  • misc
  • Marte Brengle
  • 30.01.2017
Ever hear the old saying "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it?" Today, although we still can't change the weather, we have many ways of checking the forecast so we can at least be prepared for what's coming. Every operating system...
Microsoft

How to learn what data Microsoft stores about you and how to delete it

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2017
Microsoft has created a portal where anyone with a Microsoft account can view all the personal data that it is stored by this company on their servers. You can see the browsing history that Microsoft has about you, your search history, your location history, the...
Network

What is the automatic setup of network connected devices in Windows?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.01.2017
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 have a new network sharing setting that is not documented by Microsoft. This setting says "Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices" and it is found in the list of advanced sharing settings that are available for private networks....
Security

How to make safe banking and financial transactions when online

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.12.2016
Very few people think about the safe way of making financial transactions when online. Some connect to public WiFi and purchase items on Amazon or do online banking. Such behavior exposes you to many risks and it makes it easy for others to steal your...
Network sharing

How to customize advanced network sharing settings in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.11.2016
Very few people pay attention to how Windows is set when it comes to network sharing, what is shared with the network and how. Luckily, both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 offer a panel that allows you to control every important setting, so that file...
Mouse and keyboard

How many key presses and mouse clicks do you perform in a day?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.11.2016
Do you need to know how many keys you press in a day? What about how many clicks you make with your mouse? Do you want to get stats about how you use your computer? Luckily, there is an app called WhatPulse which works on...
Sound settings

How to disable or enable the startup sound in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.11.2016
Does your Windows computer play a sound each time you start it, just before showing the sign in screen? At first, you might like this sound but after so many years of using Windows computers and devices, you may find it annoying. Here's how to...