41 Essential Skills for Windows Users

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Recently upgraded to Windows 10? Or still using the all-time favorite Windows 7 on your PC? Whichever version of Windows you are using, there are certain tasks every Windows user should know how to do. The tasks range from knowing how to restart your computer in safe mode to being able to change the name […]

The Best Utilities to Customize Windows 10

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By itself, Windows 10 doesn’t look so bad. It’s got a modern interface where everything is mostly flat and colorful. The Start Menu is a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8. The taskbar is simple and straight-forward. The desktop consists of your icons and a wallpaper. For most people, the default settings are just […]

Monitor Hidden Website and Internet Connections

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You can be pretty sure that your computer is connected to the server hosting my website as you read this article, but in addition to the obvious connections to the sites open in your web browser, your computer may be connecting to a whole host of other servers that are not visible. Most of the […]

How to Copy/Transfer Files to iPad

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Even though I love using my iPad, mostly for watching videos, I still find the process of transferring files to the iPad quite unintuitive. Firstly, Apple is so picky about the format for everything and they don’t even have an official tool for converting your files to iPad format. Instead, you have to convert everything […]

Setup an Additional Phone Number on an Android Smartphone or iPhone

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If you currently use your main phone number for everything under the sun, you might have noticed that those annoying telemarketing calls have started appearing on your cell phone. If you have a home phone, you will be bombarded with marketing calls no matter what, but cell phones have been mostly immune to this problem until […]

Use an iPad as a Second Monitor for PC or Mac

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Do you happen to have an extra iPad laying around the house that you no longer use? I kept my iPad 2 for years before finally upgrading to the iPad Air 2, which meant the iPad 2 just sat in a desk drawer. But why waste a perfectly good iPad, right? I previously wrote about […]

How to Browse and Search Instagram from a PC

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Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular photo sharing services. The app is available on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, there is no official desktop client for Windows or Mac, even after all these years. There are many third-party programs out there with funny names that try […]

[Guide] How to Secure Windows 10

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If you’ve recently bought a Windows 10 machine or upgraded your PC to Windows 10, you might be wondering how secure the operating system is. Luckily, by default, Windows 10 is more secure than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. It has a lot of new security features that help block viruses and malware infections. This is […]

How to Setup Your Own Personal Cloud Storage

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For those folks who don’t trust their data in the cloud, the best storage solution is usually local, meaning either an external hard drive or a computer. The advantage to this solution is that you don’t have to pay any money to store your data (other than purchasing the drives) and you don’t have to […]

Capture Screenshots at Defined Time Intervals Automatically in Windows

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Screenshots are a great way to capture whatever is on your screen and store it for later use. Sometimes you need to capture a screenshot to remember a password or capture some other pertinent information that you can’t save otherwise. Other times you need to capture a screenshot and send it to someone else so that […]