Unfortunately, you won’t hear a USB flash drive saying "This flash drive will self-destruct in 3… 2… 1" using the voice of Inspector Gadget. Nor will it just explode like the Howler in Harry Potter. It would take quite some creativity and a tiny bit of fairy dust to get them to do so. Or just a lot of engineering. However, there are people who would like this feature on their USB flash drives. Why is no one thinking about them? Well, I am. And, in consequence, will try and create a list with the top 10 ways of completely destroying your flash drive. Stay tuned!
When you work with lots of files and folders it may be difficult to find a specific file or set of files. That’s why both Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and File Explorer in Windows 8.1 include several options for filtering, grouping and searching files and folders, using all kinds of criteria. In this article we will share how to use them, so that you can be more effective in finding what you are looking for.
If you have a high-definition tablet or hybrid with Windows 8.1, like the Surface Pro, you may want to have more tiles on the Start screen so that you don't have to scroll a lot in order to access all your main apps and desktop programs. Luckily, Windows 8.1 has a setting that allows you to do this. However, it is available only on devices with touch screens and not on classic desktop PCs. Here's how it works:
We have reviewed all kinds of devices here at 7 Tutorials, but never a portable USB charger. I recently had to go on a trip from Europe to the United States and I knew I would need one with me. Microsoft was kind enough to share their Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger for this trip so that I could use it and test it together with my Nokia Lumia 930. Learn how well it worked from this review:
After reviewing our first Prestigio tablet with Windows 8.1 - the MultiPad Visconte 3, it is time to review our first Windows Phone smartphone made by the same company - Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 Duo - a 5" device with dual SIM, a quad core processor that is going to sell at for about $200, without a contract. We tested this device for about a week, and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:
This was another busy week for Microsoft: they have released their first Microsoft Lumia smartphone, a new test build for Windows 10, they have rebranded Lync into Skype for Business and more. Learn more details about these events as well as others, from this week's recap:
Whenever you open Internet Explorer, the default homepage is automatically loaded. The homage is a website or a web page and it can differ based on your settings. Generally, Internet Explorer uses MSN.com or Bing as its default homepage. Not many users know that you can set multiple sites or pages as the homepage for Internet Explorer. For example, when you start this browser, you may want it to load 7 Tutorials, your inbox and your Facebook account. Here’s how to configure Internet Explorer so that it does that.
Time is a relative thing. I feel just like Morgan Freeman when I say that. Just without the epic voice. It is one of the most essential parts of our lives, isn't it? We are guided each day by time and its different measures: minutes, hours, years and so on. But what if you went into the future and everything turned wrong? You would want to get back to the present and fix it, right? Well, this is what this week's episode is all about. No, we are not talking about time-travel. Read this Tech Lolz episode and find out.
Windows 7 introduced a major redesign of the taskbar which packs a lot of improvements. The list includes features such as Aero Peek, overlay icons and progress bars, jump lists, pinned items and so on. Most of them are still working in Windows 8.1 so in this article we’ll show you how to use every feature of Windows Taskbar in both operating systems.
Notepad is a very basic text editor that's been part of Windows for a very long time. It's great for writing relatively short documents that you want to save as plain text, but that's not all you can do with it. If you haven't used Notepad much, you may be surprised by how easy it is to use. Let's take a new look at this old desktop app.
Did you ever wonder if it was possible to control your Windows PC or laptop using your Windows Phone? Wouldn't it be really nice to sit on your sofa and make your computer play a video or music without touching it? How about turning off your computer without getting out of your bed? All these and more are possible if you use a remote control app. Fortunately, the Windows Phone Store offers quite a few apps of this kind. And the best of them is PC Remote. That's why we decided to take a closer look at it and see how it works.
Do you need to frequently run applications which require administrative permissions but, each time you run them, you have to go through the UAC (User Account Control) prompt? If that's the case, there are several solutions to bypass these prompts, some more complex than others. They allow you to run these programs without going through UAC prompts and without turning off UAC. In this article we will demonstrate a quick and simple solution that works in all cases and it involves using the Task Scheduler.