If your computer is used by more than one person, you might want to limit the amount of storage space every user has the right to use. This would ensure that the storage space on a certain drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Let's see how quota limits are set in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
In the past we have shared many ways to open File Explorer in Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is just around the corner, and we asked ourselves, do all those methods of opening File Explorer still work? Are there any new methods available? This roundup contains all the ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10 that we could find. If you have others that you would like to suggest, don’t hesitate to let us know.
It's often possible to take advantage of a really good price on a hard drive or SSD intended for internal installation, and put it into an external enclosure for portable use. Once, installing drives in external enclosures required tools, patience and the ability to squish a connecting cable into a very small space. Nowadays, though, manufacturers are making the process as painless as possible. And the enclosures can be very nice to look at, as well. The Inateck Tool Free USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure with UASP is an attractive, lightweight enclosure that promises simple installation and high speed access. Does it live up to its promises? To find out, read this review:
If you're a Windows 8.1 user, you surely noticed that some of the tiles pinned on your Start screen gather and display personal information like notifications with messages you receive from others, your meetings and to-dos, your personal pictures and so on. At some point, you may want to clean all that information so that others won't see it. In this guide we will show you the steps you need to follow in order to clear all your personal information from the Start screen.
Many modern portable devices come with slots for SD or microSD cards, to provide additional storage. Some, however, do not. If those devices also have limited internal storage, as often happens in lower priced models, the user has to keep an eagle eye on the number of apps and files that are installed, to keep from running out of space. Without SD capability, is there a way to easily add extra storage space to such a device? As it turns out, the answer is yes, if the device supports OTG or "on the go" technology. The Inateck HB3001g Hub and Card Reader allows you to easily connect extra storage to a device that has no SD slot. Does this sound appealing to you? If so, read on.
Storing your files in OneDrive is a great way to access your data more conveniently. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with Internet access. But what happens if you have a file you need but it isn't in your OneDrive account? You may think you're out of luck, but that isn't the case. As long as you've got the Fetch feature configured properly and you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 on the computer containing the file and that computer is connected to the Internet, you can find the file and download it right from the OneDrive website. Read on to learn how to use this simple yet awesome feature.
Trend Micro is a very active player in the security market. They started with the old PC-cillin antivirus more than a decade ago and now they are releasing full-fledged security suites. But what about their modern security products? Are they any good? We were curious to test the 2015 version of the Trend Micro Maximum Security and learn the answer ourselves. If you're curious to find out what we found, read this review.
This week new rumors were launched about Windows 10 having two releases this year and then two others next year. Office Online is now fully integrated with Dropbox and Skype Translator has been further improved with support for new languages. Read this week’s recap to learn about what happened in Microsoft’s ecosystem:
Previous editions of Windows allowed users to create ad hoc wireless connections between computers. You could use those connections to create a wireless network between multiple computers or to share the Internet connection that was available on one of them. This can no longer be done in Windows 8.1, at least not using a visual interface and the mouse. However, with the help of the Command Prompt and a few commands, you too can turn your Windows 8.1 laptop or hybrid device into a WiFi access point. Here's how:
In the last couple of years, solid state drives have increasingly gained popularity. It's also very probable that you've read or at least heard a more technical friend talking about how fast a SSD (Solid State Drive) is when compared to traditional hard drives. If you are already using or you want to buy an SSD in order to improve your computer's performance you should know that TRIM support is important. What is TRIM and why does it matter in the context of SSDs? You can find the answers to these questions in this guide:
ASUS has added a new mouse pad to their Republic of Gamers line of products - the ASUS Whetstone. Quite an inspired naming, since whetstones are used for sharpening cutting tools and weapons, and another recently launched ROG product - the ASUS Sica which bears the name of a sharp weapon! We've used the Whetstone to "sharpen our gaming weapons" for a while and now we're ready to share our conclusions. Read this review to learn whether or not this mouse pad is good for you.
Norton is a world renowned name that has been around for a very long time. We actually remember using Norton security products as far back as 1997, when most of the members of our team were just beginning high school. However, their security products didn't do so well in the last years, and our last reviews weren't very favorable. But 2015 is a new year and a new Norton security suite is now available. We tested their latest version for about a week and it's time for us to share everything we've learned about Norton Security 2015 and its effectiveness in securing your Windows computers and devices.