How to Download Windows 10 Spotlight/Lock Screen Images

by File in: Windows 10

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If you’re using Windows 10, you’ve probably noticed that the lock screen usually displays a really nice background image that is automatically chosen from Bing and automatically sized for your desktop screen. If you have a high-resolution monitor, the feature works especially well. On a 4K or WQHD (2560×1440) monitor, the high-resolution images look absolutely […]

Use Deep Freeze to Restore Your PC on Boot

by File in: Software Reviews

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Ever wish you could undo all the changes your kids have made to your PC at home? Or maybe you would like to install some software on your system to test it before purchasing, but you don’t know exactly what it will do to your system? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just restart […]

How to Find Hidden & Saved Passwords in Windows

by File in: Computer Tips

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As you go about your day logging into various websites in your browser or accessing protected file shares on the network, Windows stealthy works in the background and may or may not store your credentials in various locations within the operating system. These usernames and passwords may end up in the registry, within credential files, […]

Top 10 iOS 10 Tips for the iPhone

by File in: Smartphones

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It’s been a little while since Apple released iOS 10 to the masses and overall it seems like a good update. I held off updating until recently just in case there were any major bugs in the initial release. Now that I’m using it daily, I thought I would write up a few tips on […]

How to Add a Wireless or Network Printer in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

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Just got a new wireless or network printer for your home or office and need to install it on Windows 10? Compared to the old days, adding printers in Windows nowadays is usually a pretty easy process, as long as the printer isn’t ancient. I’ve actually already talked about installing printers before, but my previous […]

Adjust Windows 10 Firewall Rules & Settings

by File in: Windows 10

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In Windows 10, the Windows Firewall hasn’t changed very much since Vista. Overall, it’s pretty much the same. Inbound connections to programs are blocked unless they are on the allowed list. Outbound connections are not blocked if they do not match a rule. You also have a Public and Private network profile for the firewall […]

Troubleshoot 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

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I recently wrote about troubleshooting Windows 10 freezing issues and in this post I’ll be talking about troubleshooting another fairly common issue, which is disk usage showing 100% all the time. I’ve noticed that this condition is especially true on laptops. Normally, the disk usage will go up to or close to 100% for a […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Freezing or Locking Up Randomly

by File in: Windows 10

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Over the last year, I’ve been running Windows 10 on about 4 PCs and really haven’t run into much trouble until recently. A few days ago, I started having a strange issue where my Windows 10 PC would freeze up randomly, eventually forcing me to perform a hard reset on the system. What’s strange is […]

How to View Google Maps Location History

by File in: Google Software/Tips

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If you are someone who uses Google Maps on a smartphone as their primary GPS device, you probably have Location History enabled in your Google account. Whether this is a useful feature or another over-the-top tracking feature, depends on your level of privacy safeguarding. I personally don’t mind Google tracking my location because I find […]

How to Move and Extract PDF Pages

by File in: Computer Tips

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At some point or another, you probably have had to edit a PDF file by either moving the pages around, deleting a page or extracting a page or set of pages into a separate PDF file. Recently, I had to change the order of a few PDF pages and extract a different set of pages out […]