How to Add Network Folders to the Windows Search Index

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 10, the default search function indexes your Internet Explorer history, Start Menu, and the entire users folder on the system partition. What if you want to add a network folder to the search index in Windows 10? For example, let’s say you have a NAS (network attached storage) device and you have a […]

Enable Do Not Track and Tracking Protection in IE 11 and Edge

by File in: Internet Explorer Tips

By default, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge keeps a feature called Do Not Track disabled. It basically relates to how much information a website and advertisers can capture about you as you browse the web. By default, Do Not Track is turned off on all the other major browsers including Firefox, Safari, Chrome and […]

How to Share a Google Calendar

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Google Calendar is a great app. I can access it from any computer, sync it to my smartphone, sync it to my desktop email app, and lots more. It’s simple to use and has a ton of features. One of the nice features that I’ve only started using recently is sharing a Google calendar. When […]

4 Ways to Safely Backup iPhone iPad Photos and Videos

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If you have an iPhone, especially the latest one, you probably use it to take a lot of photos and videos. The cameras on iPhones are exceptional and they are way more convenient to pull out than a giant SLR camera! Well, at least it is for me. And if you’ve read anything online, you […]

How to Setup Gmail in Windows 10

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If you’re running Windows 10, you might be happy to know that there is now a simple and elegant way to view your Google email, contacts and calendar using built-in store apps rather than using Outlook. Outlook is a great email client for corporate employees, but I’m not a big fan of it for my […]

Google Chrome Memory Usage/Memory Leak Issues?

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I love using Google Chrome for browsing the Internet and one of the main reasons has always been because it’s super fast! I never liked the bloat of Firefox with all the add-ons and Internet Explorer is just plain slow. Microsoft Edge is quite a bit faster than IE, but I use so many other […]

Change from Public to Private Network in Windows 7, 8 and 10

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In Windows, when you connect to a wireless network, it will either register it as a Public network or a Private network. Private networks are basically home and work whereas public networks are anywhere else, which you don’t trust. Sometimes Windows detects a private network as a public one and vice versa. You can manually […]

5 Hard Drive Formatting and Partitioning Utilities

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Formatting hard drives and external hard drives is usually a fairly straightforward process. The two most popular operating systems, Windows and Mac OS both have formatting utilities built-in, which makes formatting external drives even more convenient. However, with all of the different drive manufacturers, interfaces and other compatibility and formatting issues that hard drives can […]

Transfer Files from Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 to Windows 10 using Windows Easy Transfer

by File in: Windows 10

Whether you plan to upgrade your Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 machine to Windows 10 or buy a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to copy all your files and settings from your old machine or old version of Windows to your new machine running Windows 10. In […]

How to Prevent Shutdown of a Windows Computer

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If you’re looking for a way to prevent people from shutting down or logging off your Windows machine, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your reason may be, there are several ways to remove all options for shutting down or logging off a Windows computer. By default, there are several ways to shutdown a […]