Do you see ads on the Windows 10 Lock Screen, in the Start Menu, or even in File Explorer? Are you growing tired of ads on your Windows 10 PC, laptop or Surface Pro? Do you want to have an ad-free experience in Windows 10? If you do, you have just arrived at the right place. In this tutorial, we show you how to completely turn off all the ads that Microsoft bluntly sends our way in Windows 10. Read on to see how to make your Windows 10 PC or device, ad-free:
Building on the paradigm first introduced to computer users in Windows 8, the Start Menu in Windows 10 relies on using tiles to make it easy for us to access apps and to get quick bits of information from the apps that we are using. By default, the Start Menu from Windows 10 shows tiles in groups that are as wide as 3 medium-sized tiles. However, if you want more tiles, you can resize tile groups to fit 4 medium-sized tile columns. Here is how to show more tiles on the Start Menu from Windows 10:
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 tiles. Everyone has an opinion about Windows tiles. In spite of Windows 10 being one of the most customizable operating systems to date, the debate rages on between Team Tiles and Team Tiles Suck (also known as hardcore Windows 7 fans).
Windows 10 allows and even tries to make you create and use a Microsoft account instead of a local offline account. Both types of accounts have their ups and downs, and both have their own fans among users. When you install Windows 10, it is easy to choose to create one or the other. However, if you did that a long time ago or if someone else installed and configured Windows 10, you might not remember what type of account you have. To help you out, here are three ways to tell if your Windows 10 account is a Microsoft account or a local account:
If security is essential for you, you might have chosen to add and enable a PIN code for your SIM card on your iPhone. That means that each time you turn your iPhone on, it asks you to unlock the SIM card by entering its PIN. What if you have forgotten it? In that case, you need to use a PUK code to bypass the PIN code and set a new one. However, where do you enter the PUK code on an iPhone? If you want to see how to enter the PUK code on an iPhone, read on:
Windows 10 May Update introduces a new feature called the Light Mode. What it does is change the appearance of certain Windows interface elements from black and other colors to white. In other words, the Light Mode whitens your Windows 10. This mode looks surprisingly good, and many users may prefer it instead of the Dark Mode or the default Windows 10 theme. If you want to learn more about what the Light Mode for Windows 10 is, what effects it has on the user interface, and how to turn it on or off, read on:
Knowing what version of macOS you are running can be useful in several situations. It can come in handy when trying to determine whether your Mac is up to date, or you might want to check if a desired app or game is compatible with your system. Regardless of the reasons behind your query, read this guide to become one of the people who can proudly state "I am currently running my Mac on [insert version name and number here]":
Most Windows 10 users browse the files and folders on their PCs and devices, using the File Explorer app created by Microsoft for this purpose. The app is built into the operating system and itțs found at one click away, on the taskbar. However, many users do not know all its features and capabilities, so they never use it as productively as they could.
Microsoft's decision to show advertisements in Windows 10's Start menu appears to be universally disliked. So you just bought a new computer with Windows 10, for the first time, and you open the Start menu to find that it looks like the Disney channel?!? Having already paid for a Windows 10 license or a Windows 10 PC, it is not unreasonable to be bothered when you are further monetized through ads.
Just as Facebook knows a lot about its users, Google does too. Sometimes even more than Facebook. Do you have an Android smartphone? Do you visit YouTube a lot? Do you use Google Maps or Waze? Is Google Chrome your main web browser? Do you use Gmail? What about your primary search engine: Is it Google? While you are using their services, Google slowly builds an advertising profile about you, so that it displays ads that are tailored to you, and you click on them more frequently. Do you want to see what data Google has about you and your interests? We bet that it is more than you think: