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Windows 8.1 Sync Settings Enabled

How To: Sync your settings between trusted computers in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 provides a very easy way to sync a large variety of settings between your trusted devices. This happens via SkyDrive integration and any device you use that is running SkyDrive can be synced, provided that it belongs in the list of trusted devices of your Microsoft account....
VLC Playing

How To: Stream videos and music with VLC

VLC is just one of those apps that you can constantly discover new things about regardless of how much time you spend with them. The lightweight, open-source media player that supports everything can also be used to stream videos from your computer to a variety of other devices, including other...
Firewall Outbound Rules

[Tutorial] Block applications from accessing the Internet with Windows Firewall

In our connected world, many applications in any given OS need to be have access to the Internet in order to operate correctly. However, just because an application can connect online does not mean it should. For instance, you may want to block the online component of games because...
Homegroup Windows Explorer

How To: Create a homegroup

The Homegroup feature in Windows is one of the easiest ways to share files in a network. Since you can share pretty much anything in your libraries automatically without much effort, you can do without third party software. This is especially true if you just share a network with...

How To: Change your Wi-Fi channel

If you are living in a crowded building like an apartment complex, you might be sharing the same Wi-Fi channel with a lot of other residents. This can have a negative impact on the speed, connectivity and stability of your router’s connection. A very simple solution is to change...
Network and Sharing Center

How To: Enable user-specific networks

A great but quite hidden feature of Windows is the ability to set user-specific networks. There is a variety of ways to make this useful in a home environment, including restricting network access to specific users. You can even use it as a complimentary form of parental control, meaning...

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...

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...

RemoteRebootX: Easily reboot remote hosts and other actions

A network utility such as RemoteRebootX can be useful for anyone that has a network of multiple computers, home users included. This free tool allows anyone to perform remote actions on any network computer such as reboot, shut down, Wake On LAN, retrieve information (MAC address, last boot time…etc.). Installation...

Advanced IP Scanner: Comprehensive IP tracing tool

Advanced IP Scanner is an application that will let you detect all of the IPs currently connecting to the same network as your own computer and interact with them in plenty of ways. Installation & Requirements The setup process is very simple and is offered in two modes. You can either...

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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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BrowsingHistoryView

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...