Network and Internet

How to manage your network and internet connections in Windows 7 and Windows 8. How to work with wireless networks.

Learn When OneDrive Last Synchronized Your Files & Force A Manual Sync, In Windows 7 & Windows 10

OneDriveEven though we like the OneDrive service and we use it a lot, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not. Here's how these things are done in Windows 7 and in Windows 10:

How To Set The SIM Used For The Data Connection On Your Windows Phone

InternetIf you have used a dual SIM smartphone you may know that most mobile platforms don't allow you to use both SIMs for the Internet connection, simultaneously. On a dual SIM smartphone, you need to use the SIM that's used for the data connection. The data connection on the other SIM is not used. Here's how to set the SIM for the data connection, on your Windows Phone dual-SIM smartphone:

How To Fetch Files Remotely From Your PCs Using OneDrive In Windows

OneDriveStoring 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.

How To Turn Your Windows 8.1 Device Into A WiFi Access Point

wirelessPrevious 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:

How To Provide Remote Support With Windows Remote Assistance

Windows Remote AssistanceNot many people know about Windows Remote Assistance and how to use it to provide remote technical support to other Windows users. Therefore, in this tutorial we will cover this tool in detail and show you how it works. As you'll see, it works smoothly and you don't really need to install third-party software for a quick support session. Windows Remote Assistance will do the job just fine.

What's Different Between Remote Desktop Connection & Windows Remote Assistance?

Remote SupportIn some of our previous tutorials, we've talked about Remote Desktop Connection and about Remote Assistance. Their names are similar and they are both used to remotely connect to other computers. It's only natural to think they are the same thing. However, they are two distinct tools, each with its own purpose. Today, we'll see what each of them does, and what their differences are.

Reviewing Vacron VIG-UM723 - An Affordable Surveillance Camera

Vacron VIG-UM723Do you need to build your own surveillance system for your home or office? Do you need a camera with infrared that can record video during the night? Do you need it to have motion sensors and alarm triggers? If you do, then you will surely stumble upon the Vacron VIG-UM723 IP camera in your searches. We have used this camera for about two weeks and we are ready to share our conclusions in this review. Read on to learn what you get when you purchase it.

Simple Questions: What Are The IP Address & The Subnet Mask?

networkWhen you connect a device to a network, it receives an address which is used to recognize it on the network. This address is called Internet Protocol address and it is a numerical label assigned to each device from a network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. The IP address has two functions: for host and network interface identification, as well as location addressing. In simple terms, we can explain the IP address as follows: "A name indicates what we seek on a network. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there". This means that the Internet Protocol address has information about the "name", location and the route to the device. Let’s get into more detail so that you better understand this concept:

How To Activate The WhatsApp Web App Using Your Windows Phone

WhatsAppGood news, everyone! WhatsApp is now available both on your smartphone and your computer, through a computer based extension of your WhatsApp account called WhatsApp Web. When you use it, all your messages will be synced between your smartphone and your computer. But, in order to use this web service, you must activate it using your smartphone. In this article we will show you how to activate WhatsApp Web using your Windows Phone.

How To Enable The Favorites Bar & The Favorites Center In Internet Explorer

Internet ExplorerSome people frequerntly use the favorites/bookmarks feature in their browser and have a pretty complex system for organizing them. If you would like to start using them too in the desktop version of Internet Explorer, then you should know how to enable the Favorites Bar and/or the Favorites Center. We will show you how to that, in this tutorial:

How To Disable Third-Party Cookies In All Major Browsers

cookiesThird-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the website you are currently visiting but their origin is on another domain. Most of the time, they are used by ad services with the purpose of offering you targeted ads based on your browsing history and on your web searches. However, they can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services. This is the reason why, in this article, we will share how to disable third-party cookies in all the major web browsers for Windows: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

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