User Accounts and Family Safety
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.
Each SIM card you plug into a smartphone has a PIN code. For your device to use the SIM card, you need to enter its PIN. Some mobile providers use standard PIN codes for all their SIM cards, like 0000 or 1234. Others generate unique PIN codes for each SIM. Whatever the case, you may want to personalize this PIN and use a code that you choose. Or, you may want to disable having to enter the SIM PIN each time you start your smartphone. Read this tutorial and see how both tasks are performed:
All Windows versions offer easy ways to create user accounts using click-based wizards. You can create users using the Settings app from Windows 10 just as easily as you can create user accounts from the Control Panel, in Windows 7. However, you do not see IT Pros using such tools too often, do you? No, IT admins use snap-ins, consoles, scripts or commands for such tasks. If you want to learn how to create local users and groups of users in Windows, using a snap-in called Local Users and Groups, then you have arrived at the right place.
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:
We were looking for a mobile parental control solution, so we decided to test the ESET Parental Control app for Android. It aims to be simple to use, but also effective in protecting children while they use a smartphone. If you are a parent and you are concerned about what websites your child visits, or about what apps and games are appropriate for his or her age, then ESET Parental Control can help. Read this review and find out whether it does a good job in securing your child's smartphone use and protect him or her online:
SIM cards usually require a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to unlock and connect to the mobile carriers, so that you can make phone calls and use the internet. SIM PINs are a security feature that protects unauthorized people from using your SIM card in situations such as when your phone is stolen or lost. However, some people do not want this feature on, while others want to change the default PIN assigned by their mobile carrier and set their own. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you want to change or remove the SIM PIN for it, read this tutorial, and find out how:
The internet is a big place and the stuff you find on it is not always suitable for our children. There are a lot of web resources that not only are not good for kids but can actually harm them. There are things the little ones should never see, things like guns, violence or adult content. One of the ways in which we, as parents, can protect our children, is to make sure that they are using search engines designed for children. Although no search engine can be said to be entirely safe, there are some that are better than others.
If you are an avid consumer of games from Blizzard, such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, or StarCraft 2, you might want to keep your account safe. Just like other online accounts, you already have a username and a password set. However, that does not mean that hackers cannot break your password and hack your account. The only proper way to make sure nobody can steal your account, all the game progress and money you have invested, is to enable two-factor authentication for your Battle.net account.
If you are a gamer and you like to play online games, such as Fortnite, you should be prepared for bots and people trying to hack into your account. That is true especially if you are good at your game or if you have invested money in it. The best thing you can do to protect your account is to enable two-factor authentication.