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How To Create a Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

Ever since the Anniversary Update, it's exceptionally easy to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10. A wireless hotspot allows other devices to use your Internet connection without the need of a physical router. Since not everyone owns a wireless router, the ability to create a mobile hotspot in Windows...

How To Set Up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

There are various reasons why you'd need to set up a VPN connection in Windows 10. However, the most important one is probably security-related. A VPN will ensure all sent and received data is encrypted, making it safe again malware, hackers, and other unauthorized third-parties that might try to...

How To Find a router’s IP address in Windows 10

If you ever need to access your router's settings this is usually done by entering its local IP address in a web browser. For this reasons, you might need to find a router's IP address in Windows 10. Not all routers use the same IP address, but don't worry...

[Guide] Ignore a public WiFi network on macOS

Right now we have public WiFi almost everywhere: parks, coffee shops, trains, gyms.....you name it. It's certainly convenient since it lets us use our monthly data plans less except when it comes to security - after all, public WiFi is only free, not necessarily safe. For this reason, you...

How To Control the bandwidth used for updates in Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you set up your PC so it can download and upload system updates from and to other Windows 10 machines via the Internet and local network connections. This makes it possible to get Windows updates faster and the Fall Creators update adds the option to control...

Test your Internet speed from the command line

All major operating systems allow you to test your Internet speed from the command line. In fact, it's one of the quickest ways to do it. Yes, it's also possible to use a web browser instead, but using speedtest-cli is a nifty command that's worth knowing. Furthermore, it also lets...

[How To] Set a network to public or private in Windows 10

You have the option to set a network to public or private in Windows 10, just like in older iterations of the OS. However, starting with Creators Update, the options have been repositioned and the process is much quicker and easier. When you log into your user account for the...

How To: Make Cortana use Google Search

Cortana is not just one of Windows 10's most important features, it's also one of the most controversial. The fact it uses Bing and Edge by default only adds to that. While Windows 10 doesn't offer a way change these settings, it is possible to make Cortana use Google...

How To: Export Windows Firewall Policy in Windows 10

The Windows Firewall might be considered basic since it's built into the Windows operating system. However, it relies on many advanced features but at the same time it works out of the box, so users don't need to perform any kind of configuration unless they want to. A useful...

[Guide] Stop apps from accessing the Camera in Windows 10

The majority of modern laptops, tablets, and hybrid devices are equipped with a camera. The Windows 10 stock Camera app provides basic functions for image and video capture, as well as for all apps which might need to use your computer's camera. However, it's a good idea to know...

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Best Bitcoin mining software for Windows

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now, and Bitcoin remains the most popular one. If you own a PC, there's nothing stopping you from...

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How To: Export and save your browsing history

Most people rarely bother to delete their browsing histories, if ever, which means that they can always find webpages long forgotten in the chaos...