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Make Windows correctly display characters from languages other than English (set non-Unicode programs)

Make Windows correctly display characters from languages other than English (set non-Unicode programs)

Do you use Windows in English, and run apps, files and multimedia files in other languages with different characters? Have you ever had problems with apps or content written in languages which use different characters from those found in English? Languages like Spanish, German, Polish, Arabic, Russian, Romanian or Hebrew? If you do, then you should read this article and understand how to make Windows
How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

Some of our readers have asked themselves "What on Earth is the Event Viewer, and why would I want to work with it?" Windows starts to keep track of what it is doing as soon as you start it up, and continuously saves log files that can provide a wealth of information when something goes wrong, and even when everything is fine. The Event Viewer
How to change the language for your Microsoft account, Outlook, Office Online, etc

How to change the language for your Microsoft account, Outlook, Office Online, etc

Many people use Microsoft services in their web browsers. Millions of people use the Outlook.com e-mail and calendar service. Some use OneNote online, others OneDrive, and so on. You may use these online services in English and need to switch to another language, like Spanish, German, or French. What do you do in this case? Fortunately, all of Microsoft's online services can be used in
How to stream your music with OneDrive and the Groove Music app for Windows

How to stream your music with OneDrive and the Groove Music app for Windows

Streaming music from your cloud storage account is a service that most big names in the tech world offer. For example, Google has its Google Play Music, and Apple has its Apple Music. Microsoft also offers a similar service that is running on OneDrive, with the help of their Groove Music app. It lets you stream your music collection on any device on which you
Security for everyone - Review 360 Total Security

Security for everyone - Review 360 Total Security

360 Total Security is a security suite that is developed by a Chinese company called Qihoo 360. The company was founded in 2005, and its business is doing very well, as more than 496 million users worldwide were using its security products in 2014. Nowadays, that number could be even more significant. The company's top free antivirus product is called 360 Total Security and promises
Security for everyone - Review Panda Gold Protection

Security for everyone - Review Panda Gold Protection

Panda Security is an IT security company headquartered in Spain, which focuses on developing and selling specialized antivirus software for home users and businesses alike. It has been around since the dawn of the internet, 1990 to be more exact. The company is well-known for its security innovations based on cloud technologies and, generally, for preventing cybercrime. The most "complete" security solution that is developed
How to work with WordPad in Windows

How to work with WordPad in Windows

Since its earliest versions, Windows has come with a handy text editing tool called WordPad. You can consider it a light version of Microsoft Word and a more advanced app than other simple text editors like Notepad. As new versions of Windows were released WordPad became more user-friendly and received some new features. This tool allows you to create, edit, view, and print text documents.
Security for everyone - Reviewing Sophos Home

Security for everyone - Reviewing Sophos Home

Sophos is a company that focuses mostly on developing and selling business security products. However, they are also offering a home security product for free, which any home user can download and use. We were curious to see what Sophos Home is all about and whether it is efficient at protecting our Windows computers. Therefore, we have taken it for a test drive, and now
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
Security for everyone - Review Bullguard Premium Protection

Security for everyone - Review Bullguard Premium Protection

BullGuard is a Danish IT security company established in 2002 with the purpose of developing antivirus products that are easy to use by anyone, but also include all the advanced tools an experienced user desires. Their top security product is called BullGuard Premium Protection, and it includes an antivirus engine, a firewall module, and other tools that should improve your security, both online and offline.
Security for everyone - Review VIPRE Advanced Security

Security for everyone - Review VIPRE Advanced Security

VIPRE develops security products which promise to deliver above-average malware protection, which are easy to manage and do not slow down your computer. The latest version of the company's only security solution for home users is called VIPRE Advanced Security and, besides the usual security layers and modules, it also bundles a series of additional tools that could offer extra value for your money. We
Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, what we wanted was to have some numbers, and do some testing to evaluate the full impact. We decided to
Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

USB flash drives tend to be somewhat dull devices. People use them for quick data transfers, and they want them as cheap as possible. Therefore, the quality of most devices of this type is rather low, and their durability is not something to brag about. Kingston is one of the few manufacturers that keep investing in this niche and trying to deliver high-quality products at
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
Review HyperX Cloud Flight: High quality wireless gaming headset!

Review HyperX Cloud Flight: High quality wireless gaming headset!

HyperX has launched a new wireless headset targeted at gamers who long to get rid of wires. It is called HyperX Cloud Flight and, through Kingston's courtesy, we received it for testing weeks before its official product launch. HyperX Cloud Flight promises excellent sound quality, extended autonomy while on battery, LED lighting effects, and a good build quality. Whether they manage to deliver what they
Security for everyone - Review Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Security for everyone - Review Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft is an IT company based in New Zealand which develops security products that are said to be highly effective in protecting from malware, while at the same time keeping a low profile regarding system resources. The company also brags about its security products as being bloat-free, which does sound appealing. Their antivirus for Windows is called Emsisoft Anti-Malware. We have used and tested it