In one of our recent articles we demystified the Internet Explorer add-ons and what they do, and now is time to show you where you can download them and how to install such add-ons on your computer. Let's begin:
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A while ago, Microsoft pushed the "Get Windows 10" app via its Windows Update channels. The app is supposed to help you reserve a Windows 10 copy for your computer, once it is officially released to the general public. However, many users didn't get this app and couldn't reserve their Windows 10 copies, even if, theoretically, they met all the requirements. This article will help you check if you meet the requirements for being eligible to a free Windows 10 upgrade, and also troubleshoot some issues that may stop your device from getting the reservation app.
Nowadays it seems like nearly everyone is on Facebook. It's a great way to connect with your friends and family, get in touch with people from your past, and share what's happening in your life. But it's also a place where your personal information can get stolen, your computer infected, and your friends' computers and information compromised as well. Wherever people gather in cyberspace these days, cyber bad guys gather as well. Even though the Facebook interface changes frequently and they keep trying to make it safer, it's still all too easy to give out information you should have kept private. In this article we'll talk about the most important ways to set your Facebook account to keep away the bad guys. In the next article we'll go into other Facebook settings that will help safeguard your privacy.
Miracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 8.1 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with both an HDMI port and a powered USB port. Here's how to project from a Windows 8.1 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter:
Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for good reason - it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. But what are all the possible ways to launch it? Have you thought about that? We did, and we have come up with 7 methods for launching this tool. Do you know other methods?
In some of our previous articles, we've shown how you can connect to broadcasting or hidden wireless networks in Windows 10. Whenever you do connect to a wireless network, the operating system creates a profile for that connection, in which it stores things like its SSID (the name of the network) and its security details (like the password and encryption it uses). However, what if you decide you don't want your device to remember a certain wireless connection? In such a case, you must delete its network profile. This guide will show you how you can do that:
If you used a Mac or a Linux computer in the past, then you know that these operating systems offer multiple virtual Desktops. If you're a Windows user, you never had this choice without installing specialized apps and drivers. However, things are changing and Windows 10 is the first Windows ever to include multiple virtual Desktops. That means you can create and use more than one Desktop on your device. It's a pretty handy feature that allows you to better organize your tasks. Furthermore, if you don't have a dual (or multi) monitor setup, you'll find this feature even more useful. As this is a new feature for Windows users, we thought it would be a good thing if we'd show you how you can create, use and remove virtual Desktops in Windows 10. Let's start:
Proxy servers are useful tools for protecting user privacy. You can browse the Internet behind a proxy server and no one will gain access to your sensitive data. While you are connected to a network that uses a proxy server, this server acts as an intermediary for network requests between you and the rest of the network, virtually filtering the information exchanged between the network nodes. But nowadays, more and more people prefer browsing the net on their mobile devices, many of which are Android-powered, rather than on a computer, does this all-too-popular mobile operating system offer the feature of setting up your network connection to use a proxy server? Fortunately, starting with version 2.3 (or Gingerbread), it does. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to add your proxy server details to your mobile device's wireless network connection.
The quest to find good screensavers seems to be quite daunting these days because either you cannot find something you like or the things you find are full of malware. So, let us show you a different direction, in which we will help you create a great screensaver with your own photos. Not long ago, we showed you how easy it is to use Windows Photo Gallery to create a slideshow as a screensaver. But, in Windows, it is also possible to create a personalized screensaver with the help of a free image viewer application named IrfanView. The added bonus of this application is the fact that you can save the slideshow as a standalone screensaver that will work on other computers. Keep on reading and learn how to create your very own screensaver.
If you used Windows 7 or Windows XP, you know that these operating systems allow you 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. If you use Windows 8.1 or if you just migrated to Windows 10, then you might have noticed that this can no longer be done, at least not using a visual interface. However, with the help of the Command Prompt and a few commands, you too can turn your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 laptop or hybrid device into a WiFi access point. Here's how:
Has it ever happened that you wanted to share some files between your smartphone and your computer, but you had no USB cable with you? If there was no Internet connection either, you probably had to use the slow and problematic Bluetooth. Thankfully, both your smartphone and your Windows PC have a WiFi adapter and you can connect the two devices directly. Today we will demo the Android version of a multiplatform application called Feem that lets you do exactly this: send files from your smartphone to your PC and vice versa. Here's how.
One might think that WiFi is such a widespread technology that no matter where you go, you will have access to a free hotspot and the Internet. While WiFi is indeed very popular it is far from being available everywhere. You might encounter many situations when you need Internet access but there is no WiFi network nearby. When that happens, you can use your smartphone and its 3G or 4G connection and you don't even need a cable. This tutorial will cover all steps necessary to share your Android smartphone's mobile network connection with other devices and turn it into a mobile wireless hotspot: