Adjust Windows 10 Firewall Rules & Settings

by File in: Windows 10

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

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

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

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

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 […]

7 iPhone Apps to Write on Pictures

by File in: Smartphones

So yesterday I took a photo of my daughter that I thought was very funny, but I needed to add some text to the photo to really make it funny for other people. I started searching around for some good iPhone apps that I could use to add text to photos before I sent it […]

Quickly Add a Table of Contents to a Word Doc

by File in: MS Office Tips

Now that I’m back in school again after a long time, I’m also back to having to create various PowerPoint presentations and write reports up in Word. There are a lot of features in Word that most people never use unless they are in school. One of those features is the Table of Contents. Word […]

Use Format Painter in Word to Copy and Paste Formatting

by File in: MS Office Tips

Word has so many features I rarely use, it’s pretty amazing. However, when you run into that one instance where you need to do something unusual, those hidden features really come in handy. For instance, I had to do some research for one of my classes online, which required me to copy and paste various […]

The Easiest Way to Clean Install Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

Up till now, if you wanted to start fresh with your Windows 10 PC, you had one of two options: reset your PC or download the Windows 10 ISO and reinstall the operating system manually. In a previous post, I wrote about how you can restore Windows to factory settings, but this really only resets […]

Sync Bookmarks and Reading List in Microsoft Edge

by File in: Windows 10

If you are an avid Google Chrome user, you’re probably familiar with the built-in syncing feature that is tied to your Google account. With Chrome, a whole lot of data gets synced including your installed extensions, auto-fill data, bookmarks, credit cards, passwords, history, settings, themes, and even open tabs. Of course, all of this gets […]