User Accounts and Family Safety
Just like Android or iOS on modern smartphones, Windows 10 can also unlock your computer, tablet, or laptop using facial recognition. This is done with the help of a feature called Windows Hello Face, that helps users sign-in with their face if their device has support for it. Here is how to set up Windows 10's facial recognition and use it to sign-in or unlock your laptop, tablet, or PC:
Using multiple Skype accounts at the same time can help you keep an eye on different areas of your life simultaneously. You can use one account for work conversations and business calls, one to keep in touch with your family, and another to hang out and make plans with your friends. Either way, it doesn't make sense to keep signing in and out, when you can have multiple Skype accounts running alongside on your Windows 10 computer or device. Here's how:
There are times when you need to know how to add a non-Microsoft account to Windows 10. Microsoft accounts come with the advantage of syncing your settings across multiple devices. However, some users prefer giving that up, in exchange for the more secure and private experience of a local offline (non-Microsoft) account. If you don't want to share your info with Microsoft and you ask yourself "How do I add another user to Windows 10 without a Microsoft account?", you've come to the right place.
Changing the name of your user account in Windows 10 can be tricky. The process differs depending on your permissions and the type of your user account, but we try to make it crystal-clear for you. If you ever asked yourself "How do I rename an account in Windows 10?", look no further. In this tutorial we share how to rename both local accounts and Microsoft accounts. Let's get started:
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 a lot easier than it used to be. A few clicks or taps, a few settings to be made, and your child can use your Windows 10 PC safely and on your terms. Here's how to add a child account in Windows 10:
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 Android smartphone. This tutorial illustrates how to block a number on Android and stop those annoying calls or text messages once and for all:
When Windows 10 was released, Microsoft used to force people to sign into their Microsoft accounts before they could download and install apps and games from the Microsoft Store. Luckily now that is a thing of the past. Today, if you are using a version of Windows 10 that was released after the spring of 2016, you can use the Microsoft Store with a simple local, offline user account. If you want to know more, read this guide:
Most people are not the only users of their computers and devices. Whether you have a little brother or sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the world of technology, they could cause real damage to your operating system because they are not familiar with your devices. That is why Windows 10 allows you to create separate accounts for every user, each of them with their own files, settings, and apps. If your computer or device has multiple user accounts on it, here's how to switch users in Windows 10:
When Windows 10 was first launched, it displayed the email address of your Microsoft account each time you accessed the sign in screen. This was annoying for laptop users who traveled a lot because, when using their Windows 10 laptops in public areas, like airports, cafes or events, others could easily see their email address. Fortunately, Microsoft listened to feedback, and newer versions of Windows 10 allow users to choose whether they want to hide or show their email address on the sign in screen. Here is how:
Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of this action against the costs, the Task Manager can help. Do you know which tab of the Task Manager shows you the online users? It's the Users tab: it lets you view which user accounts are logged in and also see how much of the computer's resources are being used to keep them online.