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How To Create A Recovery Drive In Windows 10

recovery drive, Windows 10Recovery drives are an essential weapon in case you run into problems with your PC. The tool that can make this happen in Windows 10 is called Recovery Media Creator and Microsoft has kept it almost the same as it was in its previous operating system: Windows 8.1. In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Recovery Media Creator to create a recovery drive on a USB memory stick or on an external hard drive.

How To Setup And Use PPPoE Internet Connections In Windows 10

PPPoE, Windows 10
Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from around the World offer their Internet services to residential users via Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, or simply said PPPoE connections. In order to be able to use such Internet connections, the Internet Service Providers usually give you a unique username and password that you must use to connect to their networks. In this tutorial we're going to show you all the steps you need to take in order to properly configure your Windows 10 device to connect to the Internet via PPPoE.

How To Sideload Apps Using APK Files On Android Devices

Android, GoogleIn one of our previous tutorials on the Android mobile operating system, we taught you how to use the Google Play Store to find and install the apps you need. That is the most important and within reach method of installing apps onto your Android-based mobile device, but it's not the only one. Say you're an Android developer. You're building apps for the Android ecosystem, but before you get to launch your app in the Google Play Store, you have to test it while it is under development. Another case might be that you're working in a company that uses its own-developed Android apps that don't need to be published to the app store, since they're not intended for general use. What do you do, how do you install them on your device? Luckily, there's the "sideload" method. This implies getting a hold of the .apk file (.apk is the file format used for Android app installers), load it onto your device and install it locally, without going through the Google Play Store. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to achieve exactly that.

Simple Questions: What Are Remote Desktop Connections?

Remote Desktop ConnectionYou might have heard about remote desktop connections, either at work, from your network admin or just from a friend who is rather geeky and knowledgeable about computers and networks. If you don't know what remote desktop connections are, then this article is for you. After receiving a number of questions regarding the purpose and usefulness of remote desktop connections, we've come to the conclusion that it would be a good idea if we explained you a few basic things about what they are, and how they can make your life easier in certain situations. Here we go:

How To Remove Default Windows 10 Apps With PowerShell In 3 Steps

PowerShellWindows 10 comes with quite a few pre-installed universal apps, such as Calendar, Mail, Camera, Photos and so on. While some people like them and find them useful, others do not. If you don’t want some of these bundled apps on your Windows 10 device, you might be wondering if they can be removed from the Start Menu or even completely removed from your system. While a few of the built-in apps can be uninstalled by simply right clicking on them and selecting the Uninstall option, most of them don’t offer this option. That is because Microsoft considers them to be core apps, required by Windows 10 to offer you Microsoft’s intended user experience. However, you can uninstall any universal app, if you use PowerShell, so in today's tutorial we'll show you how it’s done:

How To Set, Edit & Remove Alarms In Windows 10

AlarmsSetting alarms is a feature that was first introduced in Windows 8.1, and it's also present in Windows 10, so it's a quite recent addition. You have probably set alarms on your phone a million times so you might think there's nothing interesting about it. Well, this might prove to be a very useful tool, which will boost your productivity, especially if you spend a lot of time using your computer. In this article we will show you how to manage your alarms manually or using Cortana which will do most of the work by herself.

46 Keyboard Shortcuts That Increase Your Productivity In Windows 10

Windows 10, keyboard, shortcutsWindows 10 focused a lot on creating a better Desktop experience than ever before. We've got new features and options, like the support for multiple virtual Desktops, Cortana - a witty digital assistant, a new Start Menu and so on. While you can use a mouse or a touchscreen to navigate through Windows 10 and all its features, all the "user - computer" interaction can be faster and simpler, if you choose to also use the keyboard shortcuts available for this operating system. In this article, our goal is to present you some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts from Windows 10. We won't include each and every available keyboard shortcut - we'll only share the ones we consider both easy to remember and useful from a productivity perspective. Let's get started:

How To Customize Maps In Here Drive+ For Windows Phone

HERE DriveHere Drive+ for Windows Phone is one of the most reliable GPS navigation apps in the Store. The app is bundled with a lot of features that are detailed in several guides we published. An important part of the navigation experience is the way your maps look. A good map should contain all sorts of information but it should also be light, so you can follow it easily. Of course, the way a good map looks is a matter of personal preference. In this article we will show you how to customize your maps in Here Drive+ to be as you want them to. Let's get started:

How To Stream Your Music With OneDrive And The Groove Music App

GrooveBeing able to stream music from a cloud storage account is something many big names in the tech world offer. For instance, Google has its Google Play Music while Apple has its Apple Music. With the release of the Groove Music app, Microsoft also introduced this feature, and we are now able to stream our music collections from our OneDrive accounts. It's a really great feature that lets you enjoy your music wherever you are and whenever you want to. It's also quite easy to setup and use, as you'll see in this tutorial:

4 Ways To Count The Number Of Folders And Files Inside A Folder

files, foldersThere are times when you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder. Whether for work or for your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways in which you can find this information. Since some of our readers asked us about it, we decided to write a roundup article in which we're going to show you all the methods we know for counting the elements found inside a folder.

How To Save Battery Power While Browsing The Web In Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerOne of the great features of Internet Explorer is its ability to save battery time while browsing the Internet. All you have to do is adjust a setting from your active power plan in order to make this web browser use less power. In this article we will show you how this is done and we'll also share with you a rough estimate about the performance impact it has on your browsing experience.

How To Enable Remote Desktop Connections In Windows

remoteWindows Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer via the Internet or a network. When you're connected using the Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer's Desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of that computer's screen. This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa. But, before you can connect, you must enable Remote Desktop Connections. Here's how this is done: