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How to use Windows 10’s File History backup feature

How to use Windows 10’s File History backup feature

July 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

Windows 10’s File History is an easy way to get started with backing up your personal files since it comes built-in to your system. File History takes snapshots of your files as you go and stores them on an external hard drive either connected over USB or your home network.Read More

7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

July 8, 2018 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

It’s been nearly five years since Google shut down its Reader service, and we still haven’t gotten over it. We’ve tried our share of replacements—Feedly, Inoreader, NewBlur, etc.—but between subscription fees, cross-platform compatibility, and interface oddities, we’ve yet to find anything that completely fills the void Reader left in ourRead More

4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it’s not)

4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it’s not)

July 8, 2018 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Google this week released a feature that Android users have wanted since the days of the Nexus phones: Messages on the web. Finally, Android users can log into a browser to see and send messages, just like their Apple pals. IDG Linking Android Messages with you PC’s browser is asRead More

Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

July 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Drop-down lists in Microsoft Excel (and Word and Access) allow you to create a list of valid choices that you or others can select for a given field. This is especially useful for fields that require specific information; fields that have long or complex data that’s hard to spell; orRead More

5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook

5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook

July 8, 2018 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Spam lives on, despite all our efforts to snuff it out—but Outlook has some features to help slow it down. Here are some things anyone can do, plus some tips for working within a corporate Outlook system.  1. Use Block Sender frequently Use Outlook’s Block Sender feature to add intrusiveRead More

Let Windows 10’s Cortana Show Me be your family’s tech support

Let Windows 10’s Cortana Show Me be your family’s tech support

July 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Most how-to articles on a given subject walk you through a series of steps, perhaps with a video attached. Windows 10’s new free help feature, Cortana Show Me, is different: It actually performs basic Windows tasks for you on your PC while you follow along. Even better, Cortana Show MeRead More

Top Social Media Platforms You Should Always Know About.

Top Social Media Platforms You Should Always Know About.

July 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Social Media platforms are more or less a part of our lives nowadays. People prefer staying updated with things around them. Social media helps them to stay updated not only on the things going on with the friend but it also has a lot of other important updates. When itRead More

Best Facebook Messenger Bots To Make Life Easier

Best Facebook Messenger Bots To Make Life Easier

July 7, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Facebook is one of the widely used social media platforms. Facebook chat was earlier used to have personal and group conversations which were similar to Whatsapp. Later Facebook made a standalone app called Facebook Messenger instead of Facebook chat. Messenger is currently used by over a billion people in 2017. PreviouslyRead More

Best Antivirus for Windows 10 Is Windows Defender Good Enough?

Best Antivirus for Windows 10 Is Windows Defender Good Enough?

July 7, 2018 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Viruses are harmful programs which affect the working of the operating system. Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems. Being popular makes the operating system more vulnerable to viruses and other malicious programs. Although Microsoft, the software giant has put in efforts to solve this problem byRead More

How to Get Rid of Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop [Solved]

How to Get Rid of Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop [Solved]

July 7, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

There are a lot of problems with the Windows operating system. However, getting stuck in an Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop is the most hated problem a Windows user might come across. It takes place after you’ve installed an update or software. While you are facing this issue, you won’t beRead More

How To Fix When Windows Update Gets Stuck [Solved]

How To Fix When Windows Update Gets Stuck [Solved]

July 7, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Windows OS has a lot of updates which automatically gets updated on regular basis. While an update brings in new features and solves the bugs, there are times that it could get your PC stuck/frozen. Although the problem happens rarely, it is one among the most hated problems. Imagine yourselfRead More

Introducing SMS Organizer by Microsoft as the Best SMS App

Introducing SMS Organizer by Microsoft as the Best SMS App

July 7, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

SMS is one of the oldest and most used features on mobile phones. After the introduction of instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger. The SMS usage has reduced to an enormous extent. These apps include multimedia transfer, group chat, video/audio call and a lot more than just text messaging.Read More

Partitioning Hard Drive in Windows 7 Without Formatting

Partitioning Hard Drive in Windows 7 Without Formatting

July 7, 2018 at 8:55 am 0 comments

With the advent of the technical world comes new operating systems each with some more facilities than its predecessor. The same happened with Windows. Recent operating systems like Windows 7 and also Windows Vista has a great dexterity in them that the hard disk can be partitioned, re-sized without formattingRead More

File Explorer Search Filters Every Windows User Should Know

File Explorer Search Filters Every Windows User Should Know

July 7, 2018 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The most common way to search in Windows File Explorer is to plop a word in the search bar, and the File Explorer will spit out the results. The File Explorer’s search bar is far more powerful than you think. Though there is nothing wrong with the general approach, youRead More

How to Check Your Laptop’s Battery Health in Windows 10

How to Check Your Laptop’s Battery Health in Windows 10

July 7, 2018 at 8:46 am 0 comments

Every battery loses the ability to hold charges over time. For your laptop, the battery’s performance can affect how you get things done; that’s why it is important to monitor your laptop battery’s health. Windows 10 makes it possible to check your laptop’s health status so you can make the necessaryRead More

30 Run Commands Every Windows User Should Know

30 Run Commands Every Windows User Should Know

July 7, 2018 at 8:45 am 0 comments

A quick-and-easy keyboard-only way to run Windows’ wealth of tools is through the “Run” command. If you know the corresponding Run command of a tool or task, then you know the quickest way to access said tool or task. The following is a list of our favorite Run commands toRead More

How to Remap Your Keyboard

How to Remap Your Keyboard

July 7, 2018 at 5:46 am 0 comments

If neither of the above options suit your needs, you can create extremely powerful hotkeys with AutoHotkey, a free program that comes with its own little scripting language for you to describe the actions you want your hotkeys to take. It’s a bit more difficult to use than the softwareRead More

Chatbot Creation 101: What You Need to Know

Chatbot Creation 101: What You Need to Know

July 7, 2018 at 12:43 am 0 comments

Want to create a chatbot, but don’t know where to start? Check out this helpful guide to the world of bots, and see how easy the process can be for beginners. Most of us have interacted with a chatbot at least once, whether it be on Facebook Messenger or throughRead More

How to Protect Your Microsoft Word Documents

How to Protect Your Microsoft Word Documents

July 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

Want to lock down an important Word document? Here’s how to add a password, make documents read-only, and other tricks for protecting your most sensitive files. You’ve created a critical Word document that you wish to keep private or only share with certain people. Perhaps you don’t want others toRead More

How to See Who’s On Your Wi-Fi

How to See Who’s On Your Wi-Fi

July 6, 2018 at 10:40 pm 0 comments

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and help you boot them off. Is your internet moving a little slower than usual? Are you seeing hints of devices you don’t recognize in WindowsRead More

How to Transfer Photos From Your PC to Your Mobile Phone

How to Transfer Photos From Your PC to Your Mobile Phone

July 6, 2018 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Are there pictures on your computer that you want to access on the go? You can push your favorite photos from your computer to your phone. Here’s how. You may already have a method for sending photos from your mobile phone to your computer, but what about the reverse trip?Read More

How to Share Kindle Ebooks With Family Members

How to Share Kindle Ebooks With Family Members

July 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

Read a great book on your Kindle? You can share your ebooks with other folks in your home so they don’t have to buy their own copies. Here’s how. You’ve bought and collected a healthy array of ebooks for your Kindle library, either on a Kindle device or on yourRead More

How to Revive Windows 10 With a Recovery Drive

How to Revive Windows 10 With a Recovery Drive

July 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

A recovery drive stores a copy of your Windows 10 environment on an external source, like a DVD or USB drive. Here’s how to create one before your PC goes kaput. Your Windows 10 system won’t boot up and can’t even fix itself. Are you out luck? Not if you’veRead More

How to Delay Major Windows 10 Updates

How to Delay Major Windows 10 Updates

July 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Windows 10’s twice-a-year updates mean more new features, more often. Unfortunately, major updates can also break things. If you’d rather wait until the bugs are squashed, tweak this setting and delay those updates until they’ve gone through more testing. Since this is technically an enterprise feature designed for large-scale deployments,Read More

How to Use Safe Mode to Diagnose a PC Problem

How to Use Safe Mode to Diagnose a PC Problem

July 6, 2018 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Is your Windows machine freezing, crashing, or just not up to snuff? It could be a bad application, a quirky driver, or even a faulty piece of hardware. One way to get to the bottom of the problem is by starting the OS in Safe Mode, which launches Windows inRead More

How to Control and Customize Your Windows Sounds

How to Control and Customize Your Windows Sounds

July 6, 2018 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Not happy with the sounds your computer makes for notifications, startup, and other alerts? Here’s how to manage the beeps and boops emanating from your PC. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Windows likes to make aRead More